YEAR 2022

56th Zagreb International
Folklore Festival

July 20th - 24th

Traditional heritage between Central Europe and Mediterranean

Zagreb International Folklore Festival, that continues the tradition of festivals organised from time in between the two World Wars, has been held since 1966 with objective to present and affirm traditional culture and folklore of numerous local and international participants from all continents. It gathers a wide public and folklore connoisseurs and nowadays, it has become a part of global movement led by the UNESCO that aims to safeguard and promote cultural heritage. The Croatian Ministry of Culture and the City of Zagreb pronounced it as festival of national significance and it has European Festival Association label, EFFE 2019-2021. With guest ensembles from different continents 56th IFF (2022 July, 20-24) will present the theme “Traditional heritage between Central Europe and Mediterranean” and it will showcase the values of ethnographic and folklore creativity in the modern life of the European Union.


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