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XII International Music & Folk - Dance Festival “OHRID PEARL”

Application Form Price: 60 € -5% Date: 16 - 20 June, 2021
Location: OHRID, Macedonia
Director: Mr. Zoran Strezovski and WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 April, 2021
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,dance groups,vocal and choir groups, majorette teams,orchestras), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on XII International Music & Folk - Dance Festival “OHRID PEARL”, which will be held from  16-20 June 2021

      The Festival light motive is to celebrate St Kliment – Patron of the Ohrid city 08 august .Also 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..

 This period is high season in Ohrid as a tourist place and there are many tourist from Europe. Ohrid live 24 hours. Many discotheques, bars, restaurants works per all nights.  Festivals will be held on wonderful coast on Ohrid Lake, Ohrid city protected by UNESCO.

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


04.08 Wednesday 

     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

05.08  Thursday 

 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. Parada in the city

      20.30. Official opening of the festival

               - welcome speech and firework 

               - dancing together            

06.08 Friday 

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

20.00 Second festival evening (optional) or Macedonian evening party


  07.08 Saturday  

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

   11.00 – 14.00 Visiting Stara carsia, oldest tree called – Cinar, Biljanini izvori, Ohrid pearl manufactory, shopping…..   or visiting Struga city,

    14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel,

20.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel,

 21.00 – 00.00 Disco Party for all participants with wine degustation and soft drink for the children

08.08. Sunday  

 09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

11.30.Departure from hotel

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…

08.08 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. Party in hotel  

09.08 Monday   

09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,

11.00 – 14.00 Visiting Vevcani (ethno village) or Beach time

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

20.30 – 23.30 Beach party

10.08. Tuesday 

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast

09.00 – 14.00 Departure to Skopje city with guide (visiting monuments of Alexander of Macedon, National museum of Macedonian struggle, Macedonian GATE, Stone bridge…) (optional)

14.00 Departure from Skopje city


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  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:

- 60 euro for 3 HB per person ) 3 nights with 2 meals per day)

- 64 Euro for 3 FB per person ( 3 nights with 3 meals per day)

- 82 euro for 4 HB per person ( 4 nights with 2 meals per day)

- 86 Euro for 4 FB per person (4 nights with 3 meals per day (Full Board). It covers hotel accommodation with 3 meals per day in  3* hotels  which are located on the coast of Ohrid Lake or in the center of the city in double,triple and quadriple rooms with own toilet and bathrooms……Hotel Desaret is 3* lake resort with outdoor swimming pool on the lake..


Hotel Desaret  (hotel on the lake) – ,  

Hotel Plaza (hotel on the Lake)- ,

Hotel Kocarev - ,

Hotel Montenegrin ( in the center of the city) –   

Hotel De lux appartmant ( in the center of the city) 

Hotel Vila Fortuna ( in the center of the city)

Festival organizers provide:

-         for 21 person – 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 bus parking

-         tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,

- advertising of the festival (press conference, e-flayers, social media promotion, posters….).

 NOTE: Tourist tax and insurance is 1 euro per day per person and it is paid additional..

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 23 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.

   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 2018 participated over 266 participants from 5 countries from EU.

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


 NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                   Published on 24 June 2018


FFestival "Ohrid pearl" was held from 20th till 24th of June in Ohrid. Groups from Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania and Serbia were part of the event, informed the organizer Zoran Strezovski. He welcomed the groups and wished them successful presentation. 

"After the parade on the main promenade of Ohrid, Festival concert was held in the Center of Culture "G.Prlicev" on 22nd of June where the groups sang and danced on the stage. After performances they received certificate and presents from organizers. During the festival they had the opportunity to visit Ohrid and St. Naum by boat and enjoy the beautiful Ohrid Lake", Strezovski said in addition.

NEWS ABOUT FESTIVAL                                        Published on 22 June  2017


From 15th till 19th June was held the IX International Music and Folk Dance Festival "Ohrid Pearl" which were attended by 13 groups and more than 400 participants from Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, Turkey.Official festival opening was held on 16th of June on stage of Center of Culture “G.Prlicev” in Ohrid with a lot of audience. On the opening speach vice - major of the Ohrid, Angel Janev welcomed all the participants and thanked to the hosts for their organization. Director of the festival Zoran Strezovski gave presents and certificates after performance of each group. 

“Second festival evening was on the main square in Ohrid on 17th of June. Festival finished on 18 june with join party of all participants in hotel Desaret in Ohrid where they expressed their satisfaction of participating on the festival.”, said Mr Strezovski.



Reviews from the Groups: 

This festival has review of 8 groups and average estimation is EXELLENT- 9,0/10
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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