Week of Folklore in Split-Dalmatia County Begins!

Daniela Rogulj

Horo Bugarska

The week of international folklore begins on Thursday, July 20th!

The International Folklore Festival is a series of events that has been held for years in the cities and municipalities of Split-Dalmatia County. Reported on the CIOFF folklore festival’s world calendar, the first initiative for the festival was started by KUD “Ante Zaninović” from Kaštel Kambelovac who organized a humorous folklore evening called “Za jubav tance igraše˝ 15 years ago. 

Horo Bugarska

Just one year later, KUD “Pleter” from Dugopolje joined the organization with the commemorative “Ljepota u kamenu kamenitom,” and just one year after that, KUD” Branimir 888” from Muć joined with multiple meetings. Over the last four summers, KUD “Dalmatia” from Dugi Rat has also been associated with the event.

Horo Bugarska 2

This year’s folklore meeting takes place in two coastal and two inland areas in Croatia. Thus far, the program includes folk groups from neighboring countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia), Central and South-Eastern Europe (Macedonia, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Lithuania) and Western European countries (France, Austria, Spain, Portugal).

Snowdrop Ukrajina

Here’s a look at this year’s program.

Thursday, July 20, Kaštel Kambelovac: 15th International Folklore Festival “Za jubav tance igraše”

Friday, July 21, Dugopolje: 14th International Folklore Festival “Ljepota u kamenu kamenitom˝

Saturday, July 22, Muć: 16th International Folklore Festival “Stara je škrinja otvorena˝

Sunday, July 23, Dugi Rat: International Folklore Festival “Kolo, kolo, kolajna od zlata“

Foreign folk groups:

Snowdrop – Drohobych, Ukraine

Kolo Bosnian – Sarajevo, BiH

Horo – Sofia, Bulgaria

Nikola Jonkov Vapcarov – Skopje, Macedonia

In addition to the joint performances of the folklore groups from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Ukraine, each evening has its own speciality where local folklore societies will perform. 

Kolo bosansko Sarajevo

This is also the first year where meetings were announced together with the intention of organizing the festival as a unique international folklore event in Split-Dalmatia County.

Ljepota u kamenu 2017 plakat

Come and be a part of the folklore fun!


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