The citizens of Uzice were the first people in the era of Obrenovic dynasty and the first in the Balkans, who dared, at dawn of the 20th century, to use in practice the principles of alternating power invented by Nikola Tesla. The foundation stone for the power plant on the River Djetinja was placed by the King Aleksandar Obrenovic in 1899, and the „Siemens“ machines , paid by gold, were transported from the far away royal city of Vienna.  The efforts paid off: on the Day of Saint Ilia in 1900, the plant began working, producing power and lightening the city. The city weaving workshop, which financed the construction of the power plant, in that way got a cheap power source.

General Rules

XII International Children's Folklore Festival "Licidersko srce" will take place from 15 th to 20 th of August in City of Uzice and nearby touristic destination and towns.

This international manifestation is looking to promote and share the folklore and tradition of different nations to strengthen the friendship and the identity of each country, but also to promote Western Serbia as very attractive touristic and cultural destination.

TIME AND DATES: The groups are expected to arrive in Uzice on 14 th of August after 15 o’clock a.m (first meal is dinner), and leave during morning hours on 20 th of August (after breakfast).

NUMBER AND AGE OF PARTICIPANTS: The groups may have max. 32 persons in total (including group leaders, drivers…)
Participants must be children from 10 to 16 years old. Each extra person will pay 20€ by day, but this must be arranged in advance (because of place of the accommodation)

INSURANCE: All the members of groups should have medical insurance.

PERFORMANCES: The festival programme includes opening and closing ceremony, daily animations, evening concerts and street parades in Uzice and nearby towns. All groups have to prepare programme of about 3, 5,10 and 15 min. Groups must have live folk orchestra.

OTHER: Each group should bring the national flag and five gifts for exchange (Organizer - 1, Mayor of Uzice - 1, the representatives of the other towns - 3 small). Each group should also bring the costume (one male and one female) for the exibition, which will last as long as the festival lasts - 5 days and those costumes will be shown all those days, so the groups can not use them during the performances. The group
should also bring one bottle of national drink to be served during the opening of the exhibition.

The leader of the group is responsible for the behavior of the ensemble, and every damage that group makes during the festival, will be charged.

Each group will have one or two guides who speak

Organizer will send necessary details about the program, accommodation and all festival’s events on time.


The organizer provides full accommodation for groups in student’s hostels (with three meals per day and medical service –if needed). We can not provide rooms for couples.


  • 15/08/2020 - 20/08/2020


15/08 - 20/08
  • 6 days (5 nights) = FREE


How to get there

The travel costs to and from Uzice should be covered by the groups. (Transportation from Belgrade to Uzice and back and also transportation during the festival, will be organized for the groups which come by plane.) Each group will make about 200km more by bus because of performances in nearby towns and visiting touristic destinations. (We do not provide fuel for the buses)

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