PHOTO GALLERY: TOWARDS THE 51ST INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL
51st International Folklore Festival, Zagreb, 19 to 23 July 2017
ollowing the previous scheme, the program of the International Folklore Festival will last for five days and will be comprised of stage performances, workshops, concerts of world music and church singing, exhibitions. Along with the stage on the Zagreb main square, performances will take place on the already known scene on Gradec (in the Upper Town). The participants of the Festival will perform outside Zagreb as well (in Sveta Nedelja, Zaprešić, Vrbovec, Beltinci – Slovenia).
A special thematic program will cover the ethnographic heritage of Banovina and Pounje, as the areas with specific ways of singing and dancing, customs and handicrafts, which are very diverse and rich yet far too little known to the public. The particularity of this thematic program will be realized in the special concert of the groups from Banovina and Pounje.
Apart from the scheduled performances by groups from Banovina and Pounje, additional performances by folklore groups and individuals who represent the diversity of the Croatian heritage, ethnic minorities, Croats from neighboring countries and emigration are also planned (a total of around 30 ensembles). A dozen ensembles will present the heritage of other nations and cultures.
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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.
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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
The Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall is the organizer of International Folklore Festival in Zagreb.
"The Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall has long surpassed the confines of Zagreb and Croatia, and is now a place where Croatian culture encounters other cultures. For more than 40 years, the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall has been synonymous with the finest musical performances.”
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.