YEAR 2021

55th Zagreb International
Folklore Festival

Intangible Culture as Living Heritage

The topic of the 55th Zagreb International Folklore Festival in the circumstances of the pandemic will be Intangible Culture as Living Heritage. Most of the program this year will be performed by individuals and smaller groups of performers who will show the values ​​of traditional culture, songs, dances, customs and costumes from Croatia and the world. The festival program in July on the Gradec stage and in the city center will be preceded by occasional concerts, exhibitions and performances that draw inspiration from traditional values.

55th Zagreb International Folklore Festival

July 27th - August 1st 2021.


We are happy to announce that the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the City of Zagreb in 2014 have declared the International Folklore Festival in Zagreb an event of national significance, since it valorizes specific aspects of national culture, as well as regional dances, music, languages, and customs, but also the cultural heritage from around the world.

The International Folklore Festival is one of the top events of folklore expressions in Croatia, namely an event representing amateur folklore groups dedicated to preserving and presenting local heritage. The event has been taking place in Zagreb since 1966, continuing the tradition of the Festival of Croatian Village Culture that was organized in the 1930s. The International Folklore Festival aims to present and promote traditional values of all nations and cultures, contributing to the efforts of preserving cultural diversities in the globalized world.

The program is drawn up by experts, ethnologists and folklorists who also collaborate with the Ministry of Culture on recognizing and documenting intangible cultural heritage phenomena. Ethnologists and folklorists are in constant contact with contemporary life of the phenomena and their bearers, trying to safeguard Croatian traditional culture as heritage.

KULTURNI CENTAR TRAVNO is the organizer of International Folklore Festival in Zagreb.

MSF / IFF office +3851 4501 194 | Public relations +3851 4501 209

Ministry of Culture Republic of Croatia
City of Zagreb, City Office of Education, Culture and Sports
Zagreb Tourist Board
Croatian Tourist Board