The affirmation of values of the national culture that make up the native-place dance, music, language and modes of expression along with traditional craftsmanship, skills and cultural values of countries around the world will be shown in the program of the 52nd International Folklore Festival. The main theme – Heritage and Migrations – is in accordance with the proclamation of 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage, making the Festival part of this program by the Ministry of Culture.Performances will be held by folklore groups and individuals representing the diversity of Croatian ethnographic heritage, representatives of national minorities, Croats from neighboring countries and the diaspora…
18 - 22 July, 2017
51ST INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
51st International Folklore Festival features performances, workshops, concerts, exhibitions and meetings with performers. Folklore groups perform in a themed program featuring the ethnographic heritage of Banovina and the Una River region, characteristic singingand dancing, presentations of customs and crafts, which are all very diverse and rich, but previously underpresented in Croatia. The themed program will be presented in Gradec during an evening performance of groups from Banovina and the Una River region, and it will be broadcast live by the Croatian Television…
20 - 24 July, 2016
50TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
The 50th International Folklore Festival is held in Zagreb from July 20 to July 24, 2016. The anniversary event will consist of staged shows, workshops, meetings with performers, concerts and an exhibition. The participants include folklore groups and individuals representing the diversity of Croatian ethnographic heritage: three cultural zones and numerous smaller areas with characteristic dance and music folklore, traditional costumes and customs. Other participants include representatives of ethnic minorities in Croatia, as well as ethnic Croatians from neighboring countries and from old Croatian emigrant communities…
15 - 19 July, 2015
49TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
49th International Folklore Festival is dedicated to the Dubrovnik-Neretva County encompassing southern Dalmatian islands, the Pelješac peninsula, the city of Dubrovnik and its wider area (Dubrovnik coastal region, Župa dubrovačka, Konavle), and the area along the Neretva river towards the border with Herzegovina. The cultural heritage of the county has largely been influenced by centuries-long relationships with the wider Mediterranean and European cultural circles and the history of the Republic of Dubrovnik…
16 - 20 July, 2014
48TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
48th International Folklore Festival will be dedicated to the folklore and other traditions of the Međimurje region. This small area encompasses many forms of traditional culture, especially folk music and dance heritage. In addition to performances of many Međimurje folklore groups that promote artistic expression of their region, selected ensembles from other Croatian regions, as well as those from distant foreign countries will be performing at next year’s festival. Distinctive traditions of Međimurje folk church singing and contemporary works in the field of world music will also be presented….
16 - 21 July, 2013
47TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
Dedicated to the Croatian accession to the European Union, the 47th International Folklore Festival draws attention to the Croatian and European dance and musical heritage shared by many European nations and cultures. These historical and social dances originated from various parts of Europe and later spread across the continent and beyond. Part of that heritage is linked to the former high class and eventually extended to the lower classes, to the population of cities and villages. In different milieus, these dances and their accompanying music…
18 - 22 July, 2012
46TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
The 46th International Folklore Festival is dedicated to children, that is, to the folklore heritage learned and presented by children: through games, dances, songs, and customs. The festival will include performances of children’s carnival groups, children’s processions related to old rituals / Križarice procession of cross keepers from Slavonia, Ivančice Midsummer procession of girls from Moslavina, and Preperuše rain-calling ritual from the Island of Murter /. There will also be groups to perform a children’s version of Robinjice from the Island of Pag, children’s version of the Alka from Vučkovići/Sinj and children’s version of Tovareća mužika (Donkey Music) from Dugi otok….
20 - 24 July, 2011
45TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
The Festival’s central program will feature folklore groups of emigrant Croats from other continents and Croats from European countries presenting the various ways in which they safeguard and present music and dance heritage. Special focus will be put on the contacts between different peoples and cultures, their mutual influences and specific forms resulting from the new environment, the interaction between the immigrant and native cultures as well as the cultures of other immigrant groups. The Festival will also include folklore groups both from Croatia and from other countries. Side events (i.e. exhibitions, music and dance workshops, folk church music and world music…
21 - 25 July, 2010
44TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
44th International Folklore Festival is dedicated to worldwide activities in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage conducted in all member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). All Festival participants are representatives of intangible cultural heritage enlisted in national inventories, and some also in the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Croatia’s national inventory currently holds 77 cultural assets, seven of which have been included on UNESCO’s Representative List. This makes Croatia the top country in Europe, and one of the leading countries worldwide in terms of enlistments (surpassed only by China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea)….
15 - 19 July, 2009
43RD INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
Like before, the festival features select folklore ensembles and informal folklore groups from Croatia, representing all Croatian regions or, rather, the diversity of their folklore forms. The Festival also hosts groups from other European countries and from other continents. The program includes two shows dedicated to specific themes: Istrian folklore and the circle dance as the universal dance form connecting local and international participants. The Istrian theme is complemented by side events: folk church singing and ethno-music concerts. The 43rd International Folklore Festival is accompanied by…
16 - 20 July, 2008
42ND INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
42nd International Folklore Festival gathered selected folklore groups from 22 places in Croatia as well as foreign folklore ensembles from Columbia, France, Greece, India, Lithuania, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden and USA. Two of the festival’s programmes had special themes: one was dedicated to the verbal forms of folklore, and the other to folklore of Gorski Kotar region. In the first one, named «We Speak and Sing Croatian», the emphasis was put on the Croatian language and its dialects; the richness and diversity of local vernaculars was presented through toasts and other wedding speeches, ….
18 - 22 July, 2007
41ST INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
This year’s 41st International Folklore Festival is being held in Zagreb from the 18th to the 22nd July 2007. Two of its events are dedicated to Croatians from Bosnia and Herzegovina: the exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb displaying the art of casting of traditional jewelry and everyday utensils, and the final performance of this year’s Festival at which are participating Croatians who are living in their country as well as those now living in Croatia. Also at the Festival are performing selected folklore groups from Croatia and attractive dance and music ensembles from Austria, Ghana, Greece, Georgia, India, Italy, Cameroon, Malawi, Norway, Slovakia, and Spain…
19 - 23 July, 2006
40TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
40th International Folklore Festival will take place in Zagreb from 19 to 23 July 2006. We will mark this anniversary by a specially conceived festival programme, as well as by a series of accompanying events. The programme will sum up the past festivals: the choice of participants and programme will show the festival’s basic concept and its metamorphoses throughout forty years, putting special emphasis on the participants, as well as localities and contents which marked the 1st International Folklore Festival. All participants, both Croatian and foreign will display several shared topics in order to point to cultural similarities and differences…
20 - 24 July, 2005
39TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
39th International Folklore Festival in Zagreb is dedicated to the folklore of northeastern Croatia – Slavonia, Srijem and Baranja, particularly to customs of springtime processions among which, as something distinctive for the region, stand out processions of kraljice (queens). As we find the same or related customs in the neighbouring regions outside of Croatian borders, especially among Croats in Vojvodina, Hungary and northern Bosnia (region of Posavina, along Sava river), corresponding examples, that is, performers from those regions are included in the festival’s programme…
21 - 25 July, 2004
38TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
This Festival is dedicated to the 300th birthday anniversary of friar Andrija Kačić Miošić, the author of the most often read book among the Croats, Razgovor ugodni naroda slovinskoga (Pleasant Conversations of the Slavic People). Poems from the book have been passed on through generations by word of mouth, and some of them have become a part of the living oral heritage…..
16 - 20 July, 2003
37TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
This year’s festival is dedicated to the heritage of minority communities in Croatia. Albanians, Austrians, Bosniacs, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Italians, Jews, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Roma, Rusyns, Serbs, Slovaks, Slovenes and Ukrainians – all of them enrich the cultural and ethnic mosaic of Croatia. Many of them nurture and perform selected forms of dances, music and traditional costumes which are recognized as a specific cultural value of the country they originate from. Some minorities, over their centuries-old presence in Croatia, have developed and adopted the musical and dance repertoire belonging…
17 - 21 July, 2002
36TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
The International Folklore Festival has been taking place in Zagreb annually since 1966, continuing the tradition of rural culture festivals started back in the 1930s. The Festival aims to present and promote traditional cultural heritage of its participants and to encourage international and inter-ethnical communication within Europe and among continents.