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International Music & Folk - Dance Festival “LIHNIDOS - CITY OF LIGHT ”

Application Form Price: 56 € -5% Date: 11 - 14 November, 2021
Location: Ohrid, Macedonia
Director: Z.S. & WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 November, 2021
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

With pleasure we INVITE you to participate on International  Festival “LIHNIDOS - CITY OF LIGHT ” which will be held from 11–14  November  2021

      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 and music.

 Festivals will be held on wonderful coast on Ohrid Lake, Ohrid city protected by UNESCO.  More information on web site for Ohrid .

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


11.11 Thursday  

  • 13.00. Arrival in 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

12.11  Friday 

  •  09.00 -10.00 Breakfast, 
  •  10.30 -14.00  Ohrid sightseeing – visiting cultural monuments (Samoil fortress, Antique theatre, Plaosnik, St. Kaneo church …)
  • 14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel
  • 19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
  • 20.00. Ensembles parade (old town)
  • 21.00. Official opening of the festival and festival evening

13.11 Saturday

  • 09.00 -10.00 Breakfast, 
  • 11.00 – 16.00 Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake, visit Museum on water and most famous tourist resort  St.Naum-culture  place, (price 7 euros per person) (lunch packet by hotel),
  • 17.00 – 20.00 Shopping, visiting stara carsija,Cinar,Biljanini springs, 
  • 20.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel,
  • 21.00 – 23.30 Gala event, exchange presents, disco party

14.11.  Sunday 

  • 09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
  • 11.00.Departure of the participants

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days

14.11. Sunday

  • 09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,
  • 10.30 – 14.00 Visiting Struga city (house of Miladinovci brothers, river Crni Drim, Kalista church...),
  • 14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel and free activities
  • 20.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel
  • 21.00 Disco party

15.11. Monday

  • 08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,
  • 09.00 – 14.00 Departure to Skopje city with guides (visiting monuments of Aleksandar of Macedon, museum, Macedonian GATE, Stone Bridge…)
  • 14.00 Departure from Skopje city


Participating conditions are:

  • The number of participants are not limited,
  • Each group should consist of most 35-40 members including dancers, managers and musicians 
  • Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 folk dances, 10-15 minutes each with orchestra or CD, choir groups to prepare 10 – 15 minutes free program, 
  • To send short CV and photos of the group, 
  • To bring a flag of the country,
  • Folklore groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure,
  • Participation fee is
  • 56 euro per person for 3 nights with 2 meals per day (Half Board).
  • 60 euro per person for 3 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, in 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4 bedrooms with own toilet and bathrooms, organizational expenses… Visit :,,,  and other..

Festival organizers provide:

  • for 20 dancers – one gratis,
  • souvenir and presents for the groups,
  • certificates for attendance on the festival, 
  • Welcome reception
  • drinks during the performance,
  • tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,
  • Photos from the festival
  • advertising of the festival (press conference, e-flayers….).


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 21 Euro per day per person FB – price is special for the participants in festivals.

All information about invoice will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

NUMBER of SEATS is limited!!


NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                   Published on 20 November 2017


The VII International Musical Festival "Lihnidos - city of light" was held in the period November 16 - 19, 2017 in Ohrid. Choirs and folklore ensembles from Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Slovakia took part in the event, said the director of the festival - Zoran Strezovski.Festival evening was held on 16th of November in the Cultural center "G. Prlitsev" in Ohrid. After the participants' performances, the director of the festival gave them certificates for participation. In the end of the festival evening, the groups enjoyed a common cocktail party.

The rest of the days, participants had the opportunity to explore the Ohrid beauties, to have a cruise to Sv. Naum monastery as well as to taste the Macedonian cuisine during the Macedonian party.

NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                   Published on 21.11.2016


From 17th till 20th of November was held the IV International Festival “Lihnidos – city of light”.The festival was attended by 250 participants from Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Macedonia. Festival evening took place at the “Kliment Ohridski” main square on 19th of November. At the end of the evening all the groups danced together on the square.”, said Mr. Zoran Strezovski, who gave Certificates for participation and gifts to the participants on the final party.


“Besides the program of the festival the groups had the opportunity to visit a lot of cultural monuments in Ohrid such as Antique Theater, Samuil’s Fortress, Sveta Sofia Church, Kliment church and St. Joan Caneo Church. They visited St. Naum island and had a boat trip at Ohrid lake.” added Mr. Strezovski.


Reviews from the groups: 

This festival has review of 7 groups and average estimation is VERY GOOD- 8,3/10
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