51st International Folklore Festival, Zagreb, 19 to 23 July 2017
he International Folklore Festival has traditionally been held in Zagreb since 1966. The Festival’s objective is to present and affirm the status of traditional culture and folklore of its numerous local and international participants. The event continues the old tradition of festivals organized by the Peasant Concord, a cultural and educational organization of the Croatian Peasant Party.
In modern-day Croatia, the International Folklore Festival has become part of the global movement led by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization that aims to preserve human cultural heritage. In 2014, the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the City of Zagreb pronounced it a festival of national significance.
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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.
MSF / IFF office +3851 4501 194 | Public relations +3851 4501 209
INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB IS SUPPORTED BY:
Ministry of Culture Republic of Croatia http://www.min-kulture.hr
City of Zagreb, City Office of Education, Culture and Sports http://www.zagreb.hr
Zagreb Tourist Board http://www.zagreb-touristinfo.hr
Croatian Tourist Board http://www.htz.hr
HDS - ZAMP http://www.hds.hr
Zagreb Concert Management is the organizer of International Folklore Festival in Zagreb.
"Zagreb Concert Management, as the traditional organizer of the Festival, has been contributing to the efforts of presenting and ensuring the affirmation of heritage and of promoting the idea of cultural diversity as one of the general human values.”
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.