North Macedonia

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2020

KOSTOSKI  INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVALS OHRID

 
Dear friends,
With great pleasure we invite you to participate to “KOSTOSKI” – International festivals Ohrid – Republic of Macedonia.

Festival Purpose
The aim of Kostoski international festivals is to show the culture, music, folklore clothes, songs, dancing and tradition of different countries from all over the world, and at the same time the participants to gain new friendships, and to get acquainted with the beauties of the city of Ohrid and Ohrid Lake. Every year, KOSTOSKI international festival of dance and songs is organized by Kostoski tourist bureau in spring, summer and autumn in the most beautiful city in Macedonia – Ohrid. Kostoski international folklore festivals each year has many ensembles from different countries, for more info –  http://kostoski.mk/festivals .

Kostoski international festival Ohrid is open for:
Folklore ensembles: -All kinds of folk dance and singing ensembles.
Majorettes
Choir: – All kings of choirs
Orchestra – All kinds of orchestras, like: wood and brass Bands, folk music orchestras , symphonic orchestras, chamber music orchestras, marching bands, percussion ensembles, Jazz bands, wind ensembles, string orchestras etc.
Modern dance – All kinds of modern dance ensembles
etc..

Program for the Festival
1 DAY – Accommodation of groups, free day
2 DAY – Sightseeing of Ohrid with tourist guide(http://kostoski.mk/sightseeing). Parade of the groups and performance of all groups of the festival
3 DAY – Visiting the Monastery of St. Naum with tourist guide (St. Naum can be reached by road or by boat)
4 DAY – Free Day, Closing of the festival, giving gifts and diploma for participation to the festival
5 DAY – Dispatch of guests

Accommodation
Accommodation will be in Hotels with 3 *** & Apartments
The rooms are with 3, 4, 5 beds, each group will get 2 double rooms that can be used for the management and drivers.
For more double rooms you need to pay extra of 5 euros per person per day
There is a possibility of extending and shortening your stay

Rules
Kostoski international folk dance and music festivals Ohrid is open for: folklore groups, choir, orchestras, modern dance groups, majorettes, etc.
There is no age limit and the number of participants in a group is not limited.
Each group should carry with it: a flag of its own country, an sign with the name of the group and a CD or USB or live music.
Every group need to prepare a program with duration from 5 minutes to 20 minutes.
Kostoski international folk dance festival Ohrid is not competitive, everybody can participate.
If you participate, you should fill and send a complete application form and pay an advance of 20% of the total amount for reservation, and the rest of the money you pay when arriving in Ohrid.
Note: The organizer reserves the right to change the program

For more information for the festival and Price, contact us.

Festival Organizer – KOSTOSKI TOURIST BUREAU OHRID MACEDONIA
Director of the festival – Gjoko Kostoski
Email – gjokokostoski@gmail.com
Mobile Phone  +389 76 526 870 (Viber&WhatsApp)
Web page: www.kostoski.mk

IV. Multicultural Ohrid Spring Festival 22 – 26 May 2020, Ohrid, North Macedonia  
 

Date: 22 – 26 May 2020

Location: Ohrid, North Macedonia

Organizers: Doncho Stojanoski And  Zoran Leveski

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APPLICATION FORM

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Ohrid City – a mixture of rich history and modern life……

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Ohrid is an immortal town on the mythical Balkans, a magical hill of Macedonia whose primordial pulsation links ancient and modern times forever…
Ohrid has been a living town for 2400 years, notable for having 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and is referred to as the Macedonian Jerusalem. Archaeological finds indicate that Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in all of Europe.
Lake Ohrid rightly deserves the name “Macedonia’s freshwater sea”. Not only for its warm water blue color, which gains its intensity from the sky blue color, but because of its size, this lake gives an impression of being a sea. With its unique flora and fauna the lake is one of the largest biological reserves in Europe.

INVITATION

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With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk Groups, Choral Groups, And Orchestras Majorette Teams), (Children, Youth And Adults Groups) to participate in IV. Multicultural Ohrid Spring Festival 22 – 26 May 2020, Ohrid, North Macedonia.

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PARTICIPATION FEE:

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63 euros / per person for 3 half-boards(2 meals per day) in Hotels & Apartments.

79 euros /per person for 4 half-boards (2 meals per day) in Hotels & Apartments.

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Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

Any banking costs that may arise must be paid by the applicant

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ACCOMMODATION:

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We offer accommodation: Hotels and Apartments
The groups will be accommodated in rooms with 3 and 4 beds with their own bathroom.
Only 2 double rooms are available per group which can be used for the leaders and drivers.
For any extra double room, the group should pay extra 5 euro/person/day and for a single room additional 15 euro per day.
If the group shows interest in extending the stay the organizers should be informed during the application process (the price for an extra night on half board basis is 25 euro per person).
For a group of 21 people, you will have 1 free-gratis.
Airconditioning is 5 euros per room per day
The groups will be accommodated after 12 PM, and leave the rooms before 10 AM.
Important! Macedonian Tourist Tax and Insurance( 0.70 cent euro coin per person per day) is not calculated in the price and is to be paid after arrival and accommodation.

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PROGRAM:

Day 1: 22.05.2020

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Checking in the hotel
Dinner in the hotel,
Welcome Reception (receiving diplomas and certificate from organizers)
Free night

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Day 2: 23.05.2020

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Breakfast
Visiting the old city of Ohrid(Samuil Fortress, Antique Theater, St. Kliment Ohridski-Plaosnik, St. Jovan Kaneo)
Dinner
First festival night

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Day 3: 24.05.2020

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Breakfast
Cruising  with Boat on Ohrid Lake and visit the Museum on water and the most famous tourist resort St. Naum
Second festival night
Dinner

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Day 4: 25.05.2020

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Breakfast
Beach free time
Dinner

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Day 5: 26.05.2019

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Breakfast
Checking out of the hotels

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*The organizer reserves the right of changes in the festival program.

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CONDITIONS OF THE FESTIVAL:

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– Choir, Orchestras, Folklore and Modern Dance groups from all over the world
– The number of participants is not limited.
– No age limits.
– Gifts and Diplomas for participation in the festival are provided by the organizer.
– Organization of the performances of the participants and the parade.
–In order to participate in this festival, every group needs to fill in an application form. After receiving the application form and completion of advance payment, the organizer will send an official letter of invitation for participation at the Festival.

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OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTICIPANTS:

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1. Each group must consist of dancers, musicians, group managers, and administration.
2. To prepare a program with a duration from 10 to 12 minutes.
3. You can perform with live music  CD or USB and you should have a flag and a sign with the name of the group for the Defile.
5. The groups coming by bus should use their own transport all the time during the festival.
6. If a group needs a visa, it is the responsibility of the group to arrange it.
7. Groups should submit rooming lists not later than one month before the start of the festival

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INSURANCE:

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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.

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ADVERTIZING OF THE FESTIVAL:

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All festival events will be presented in the press, on the radio stations, as well as on local television programs, on flyers and posters.
The copyright of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions.

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 Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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APPLICATION FORM

The CID Panorama of Dance Events
a program of the 
International Dance Council – Conseil International de la Danse
CID, UNESCO,  1 rue Miollis,  FR-75732 Paris 15,  France
tel. +33 1 4568 4953     www.CID-world.org