Ilidža is a municipality located in Sarajevo Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has a metro population of 47,654 and is a chief suburb of Sarajevo and de facto its neighborhood. It is known for the natural environment of its surroundings and historical tradition dating back to neolithic times. Sarajevo International Airport is located nearby, as is the Vrelo Bosne spring.

General Rules

We are inviting you to the International Folklore Festival “TRADITION KEEPERS”, which will be maintained from 05.- 10.8. 2020. The festival is intended for children, youth and adult folk dance groups.

The aim of the festival is to preserve tradition and customs, develop friendships through the festival, present the cultural identity of the homeland of the participants and to introduce them to the tradition, culture, history and tourist beauty of our homeland.

Choreographs that are performed can not be longer than 3 - 5 minutes. The program can be repeated because concerts are in different locations and each concert is in a new place and in front of a new audience.

Maximum 50 persons.
For 2 PERSONS IS free/gratis (2 leaders) (for this place- organizer bears the costs of accommodation and food during the stay at the festival).

Each group should provide 5 gifts for organizers / donors, and gifts for groups of participants of the festival 5 - 7 groups / gifts.

Each group on the festival should bring a national flag and a table with the inscription -the name of the group.

Music: CD/USB stick or live music


1. Thermal Riviera - swimming pool (open and closed) 5,00 EUR FOR 1 PERSON

Deadline until the group confirms participation in the festival: 30.12.2019.


Option 1- hotel 3* (5 nights) (with breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- arrival: 05.8.2020. after 14:00h
- departure: 10.8.2020. after 10:00h
a) children 8 - 15 years:100,00 eur,
b) young 16 -25 years: 110,00 eur,
c) c) adults/parents 25+ years: 120,00 eur.

Option 2- hotel 3* (4 nights) (with breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- arrival: 05.8.2020. after 14:00h
- departure: 9.8.2020. after 10:00h
a) children 8 - 15 years:80,00 eur,
b) young 16 -25 years: 90,00 eur,
c) adults/parents 25+ years: 100,00 eur.

(Rooms available in a certain number of capacities: 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5) rooms 1/1 are subsequently charged 10 euros per 1 day!)
Each group can have a number of rooms with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 beds. The group can not insist on getting all or more double rooms. If there are more married couples coming to the festival, the organizer does not guarantee that they will have more than 3-4 rooms for them, so please have understanding that the number of married couples- parents is as low as possible.


  • 05/08/2020 - 10/08/2020


05/08 - 10/08
  • 6 days (5 nights) = 100 € per person


How to get there

For groups who’re coming with airplane,there are additional requirements:
Airport transfer SJJ - hotel for arrival and return is provided by the organizer.
The use of the bus during the festival is paid by the YOUR group outside Sarajevo (Mostar, Jajce, Zenica) 15 euros / 1 person / 1 day/ 1 City
For renting buses inside Sarajevo and (10 euros / 1 person / 1 day - for LOCAL ride in Sarajevo) (TOTATAL BUS TRANSPORT 4 Citys: Sarajevo, Mostar, Jajce, Zenica = 55,00 eur for 1 person)
All groups pay transport costs from their own country - to Bosnia and Herzegovina and back, including LOCAL rides in Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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