48TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL, Zagreb, 16 to 20 July 2014
48th INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB, CROATIA
th 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 this year's festival. Distinctive traditions of Međimurje folk church singing and contemporary works in the field of world music will also be presented.
Stage performances will be complemented by the accompanying programme - dance and music workshops, an exhibition and a fair of traditional crafts and souvenirs.
- TRADITIONAL HANDICRAFTS AND SOUVENIRS FAIR: 48th INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ZAGREB
- Zagreb, Ban Jelačić Square - from 16 July to 20 July 2014.
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Promotional movie taken at the last International Folklore Festival in Zagreb.
This movie is a part of promotional films called „Zagreb in the heart of Europe“.
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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 have recently 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.