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XI International Music & Folk - Dance Festival “OHRID SURISE”

Application Form Price: 58 € - 5% Date: 21 - 24 April, 2022
Location: OHRID, Macedonia
Director: Z.S. & WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 February, 2022
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

                                        I N V I T A T I O N 

    With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk groups, Choral groups and Orchestras, Majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on XI INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL “OHRID SUNRISE” which will be held from  21 - 24 April  2022

      The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and regions, and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance,music..

 Festival program will be held on the main square in Ohrid.


21.04 Thursday

     13.00.Arrivalin Ohrid after 13.00,hotel accommodation and  free activities

      14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel

      19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel

       21.00  Welcome reception

22.04  Friday

 09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.30 -14.00 Ohrid sightseeing – visiting cultural monuments (St.Sofia church, Samoil fortress, Antique theatre, Plaosnik, St. Kaneo church …)

     14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel

     18.30 – 19.30 Dinner in hotel

      20.00. Ensembles parade (old town)

      20.30. Official opening of the festival

               - welcome speech and firework

              - Open air performance if the weather is good

            -  dancing together

23.04  Saturday

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

11.00 – 15.30 Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake, visit Museum on water and most famous tourist resort  St.Naum monastery, culture  place, –(price 8 euros per person, lunch packet on the boat, dancing boat),

18.00 – 19.30 Dinner in hotel

1.00 – 00.00 Disco Party for all participants with wine degustation and soft drink for the children

  25.04 Sunday   

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

   11.00 Departure of participants

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…

25.04 Sunday

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.30 – 13.00  Visiting Struga city (house of Miladinovci brothers, river Crni Drim, Kalsita caves church……),

   14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel and free activities,

   20.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel

    21.00. Free time   

26.04  Monday

09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,

11.00 Departure 

Participating conditions are:

-         is a non-competitive sample

-     On the festival may participate children and youth folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles.

-    The number of participants are limited (only 3 folk groups from each country),

- Each group should consist of most 50 members including dancers, managers and musicians,

-    Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 folk dances 12-18 minutes each with orchestra or CD. The Choral groups -two parts from 12 – 18 minutes free program. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city and  excursions. Also, we will choose the best girl's and men's folk costume and the best dancing couple

-         To send by mail short CV and 2-3 photos of the group,

-         To bring a flag of the country,

-         Groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure, 

Participation fee is

  • 58 Euro per person for 3 nights half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner)
  • 79 Euro per person for 4 nights half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner)
  • 62 Euro per person for 3 nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • 82 Euro per person for 4 nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

If there are 21 paying participants in a group, the 22nd will be free of charge.

Supplement for double room is 5 euros per day per person.

Supplement for accommodation in a single room is + 50% of the price to be paid for the single person accommodated in such room.


  • Hotel “Chingo” (4 stars) 
  • Hotel “Montenegrin” (4 stars)
  • Hotel “Ambasador” (3 stars)
  • Hotel “Desaret” (3 stars)
  • Hotel De Lux Apartmant

Festival organizers provide:

-         for 21 dancers – one gratis,

-         certificates for attendance on the festival,

-         souvenir and presents for the groups,

-         Welcome cocktail

-         Disco party with drink,

-         drinks during the performance,

-         free parking

-         tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,

-         advertising of the festival (social media promotions, e-flayers, posters).

Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group

On your request,  You can continue your stay in Ohrid. Price will be 26 Euro per day per person FB – price is special for the participants in festivals. For additional days we will prepare special program for you and festival evening in other city.

After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival.

   The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from airport, during the festival days and back to the airport. You can also arrive through Skopje, Tirana or Thessaloniki Airport which are only 200 km from Ohrid. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number. We will also assist you in obtaining visa for Macedonia if necessary. Also, you can arrive in Ohrid airport by plane and we will organize transfer from the airport to the hotel free of charge.

All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations. 

In 2019, participated over 284 participants from 6 countries from Europe. 


NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                   Published on 05 June 2018


The 9-th edition of "OHRID SUNSET" was held from 9 to 12 APRIL in Ohrid (Macedoniaa). Groups from Russia, Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey and Romania with more than 350 performers took part in the event, informed us the director of the festival Zoran Strezovski.

"By tradition, the festival was opened with warm "Welcome" to the participants, and after the performances each group received certificate and present from the organization committee. During the day, the groups had the opportunity to visit St.Naum by boat, the old town in Ohrid and some of the groups had excursions to other city of Struga At the final, for all participants there was a disco party with many dances and songs until midnight." says in addition Strezovski. 

NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                   Published on 25.04. 2017


International Folklore Festival “Ohrid Sunset” was held in the period 21 – 24 of April 2017 in Ohrid, Macedonia. There were 8 groups from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovakia, and more than 260 people took part in it, informed the director of the festival .“Ohrid was the host city of this wonderful event that showed the colorful traditions and the diversity of cultures. There was a parade near the lake and through the main shopping street. There was one festival evening.​​​​​​​​​​ They had the chance to meet new people, see the the beauty that Ohrid had to offer as well as learn about the rich history of the town itself.”, announced directori.


Reviews from the groups: 

This festival has review of 6 groups and average estimation is VERY GOOD - 8,1/10
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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