Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends of Folk Dance and Folk Music,
It is a great pleasure for us to invite you to Prague, capital of Czech Republic, to the 1st International Meeting of Folklore Ensembles “Prague Folklore Festival”, the biggest folk dance event in central Europe.
In 2017 our festival will be held in the period: 21 –24 December, 2017. The event is organised and released by the agency Millennium and is taking place under the auspices of the Prague City. In the previous edition participated over 70 groups from 25 different countries of 3 continents.
The festival is open for amateur folklore ensembles of all types (singing groups, dancing groups with live or recorded music) as well as for marching groups (such as majorettes, historic soldiers, marching bands, flag wavers, carnival groups, historic groups, piper groups, historic costume groups, wind and brass orchestras etc.) – without age limit but with at least active 14 members
All participating groups will go through the following program points:
• official meeting of groups´leaders with the representatives of the City of Prague
• parade of all ensembles through the city center of Prague
• sightseeing tour of the city
• dinner with other participating groups
• river boat cruise with other participating groups, marionette opera or a performance of a black light theater, etc. – all on request
You will have a unique opportunity to present the folklore and traditions of your region and country to thousands of viewers from all over the world, make new friends and last, but not least – visit Prague, the Golden City in the heart of Europe with all its sights and magic.
More of 600 participants from 16 EU country were participated on festivals in Prague this year..
The participants will have chance to meet new friends from different countries, enjoy the beauties of amazing cities, learn a lot about the folklore and tradition of other countries and celebrate life, friendship and love through music and various dances, exchange experience and information’s, getting new friendships, get to know new places.
From 21 – 24.12.2017.
Participants are ensembles from Russia, Indonesia, India, Poland, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Georgia, Romania, Slovenia, Montenegro, Italy, Sweden, Moldavia, Armenia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary…
⭐️ 21.12. – Arrival of ensembles at hotel, room accommodation, and facultative tour of Prague with attendance of professional local guides: walk through main avenue Vaclav…, National museum, then Staromestke namesti (main town square) and view on famous astronomical watch-Orloj. Departure to a famous Prague ghetto-Jew square and visit to Staronov Synagogue. Then departure to Vltava and tour of Carl’s bridge, the Old tower and monument to Carl the IV, National divaldo (theater) and then return to hotel. Diner. Facultative departure to some of the discotheques for social activities and entertainment. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.
⭐️ 22.12. – After breakfast facultative whole day tour to Carl’s Vari, the most famous health resort in Czech and one of the most famous in Europe which was visited by many European rulers, brilliant painters, poets, and other famous people or hall day excursion to beautiful city of Dresden !!! Return to Prague. Going back to hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay.
⭐️ 23.12. – Breakfast. Festival day. Sound check.
Perform of cultural-art societies. Receiving of certificates. Dinner.
Facultative: Mutually– friendly night.
⭐️ 24.12. – Breakfast. Facultative ship tour on the river Vltava. Return to hotel. Leaving the hotel and unfortunately moving of all ensembles back to their arrival point of departure with another meeting next year !!!!!!
Price of registration fee is 109 €
The festival is organized by the Moonlight organization.