Skopje is the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, the City that lies in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroad of important communications, a city with a 2000 years old tradition. Skopje is a modern city with population of almost one million and presents Macedonia’s major political, economical, educational and cultural center. It continues to be a focus for new residents, economic development, construction and refurbishment. Skopje urban area extends across the Skopje valley for approximately 30 kilometers (18.75 mi) in width and comprises 10 municipalities.
Skopje also is a very attractive tourist destination with its fortress, cultural and historical monuments, archaeological sites, sport halls, caves in the canyon of the River Treska and Lake Matka and a health spa in the eastern part of the city.
The intention of our invitation is to celebrate life, love and friendship trough dance and music. The festival light motive is to gather all veteran groups from all over the world and remind ourselves of the events worth remembering.
The International Folk Dance Festival “Skopje” will be held for in Skopje from 10th June till 11th June, 2020. This festival is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by folkloric groups.
On the festival can participate folk or modern dance groups, vocal, instrumental groups and choirs with 30-35 participants per group older than 16 years.
During the Festival each Group will be part of 2 concerts in the center of the city Skopje. 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, excursions or simply enjoying on the beach.
Free excursions: Swimming pool, ZOO, Millennium cross cable car visit.
The objectives of the festival and the creativity meetings are to encourage the cultural exchange between nations and communities, to develop personal
creativity and to promote the local and foreign folklore.
The accommodation of the participants will be organized new modern dorm rooms located in near the center of the city on an Full Board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner). The groups will be accommodated in rooms with 3 and 4 beds with their own bathroom. Each Group can have only 2 double rooms which can be used for the Leaders and Drivers. If the group wants to extend the stay they need to send their request to the organizer.
- 10/06/2020 - 15/06/2020
10/06 - 15/06
- 6 days (5 nights) = 75 € per person
How to get there
The groups should pay the travel expenses by themselves to Macedonia and back. The groups coming by bus should use their own transport all the time during the festival and the small journeys and excursions around the city.
The festival can organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Skopje airport, during the festival days and back to the airport in Skopje. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number. You can also arrive through Ohrid, Tirana or Thessaloniki Airport which are close to Skopje.
The participant group has to arrive in Skopje on 10th of June 2020 (starting with lunch) and leave on 15th of June 2020 after having breakfast.
We will appreciate if you can send us your application by 30 April 2020 . After receiving your application, we will send you the official invitation for participating
on the Festival. We will also assist you in obtaining visa for Macedonia if necessary. Each member must have travel insurance policy.
The organizer reserves the right to any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions.