Date: 18 – 22 July 2019
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Director: Milenko Andreski
Application Deadline: 5 March 2019
IFFOM is an association for Organizing Festivals is located in Ohrid, Macedonia, which aims to connect people through folklore, dance and art festivals from around the world.
The International Folk Dance Festival “Budapest Festival Days” will be held for the 1sth time in Budapest, Hungary from 18th of July till 22nd of July 2019.
With pleasure we invite you (Folk groups, Choral groups and orchestras majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on I International Music & Folk – Dance festival “Budapest Festival Days” 18 – 22 July, 2019.
The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music.
Budapest is the biggest city and the economic, historic, cultural and touristic capital of Hungary. It is a city on either side of the majestic Danube: Buda, with its romantic streets and alleyways, and Pest, an effervescent cultural center. Budapest is a city of thermal baths, striking turn-of-the-century architecture, classical music, cultural monuments and vibrant nightlife.
The main sights in Budapest are the Castle Hill (Várhegy), the Parliament House (Országház) and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Budapest is also known for the ruins of Aquincum, the capital city of the Roman Province of Pannonia. The city has a great atmosphere with nice cafes, spas and the traditional Hungarian hospitality.
Often described as the “Little Paris of Middle Europe”, Budapest is famous not only for the monuments reflecting its own 1,000-year-old culture, but also for the relics of others who settled here. Remains from both Roman occupation and much later ruled by the Turks can still be seen in the city. After the Ottoman Empire the union with Austria has a particular influence on the city’s form and style.
Budapest has a lot to offer. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools are presented together with the influence of Secession in the city. There is an unmistakable feeling that something out of the ordinary is just around the corner, but what it will be is up to you to find out…
18 July 2019
19 July 2019
Optional program: tour guide around Budapest: a 4 hour sightseeing tour with a professional tour guide in the group’s own language: Visit of the Castle Hill – Mathias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion – Citadel – Basilica – Andrássy Street – Square of Heroes. Optional program – boat trip on the river Danube in Budapest…
20 July 2019
Optional program: tour guide around the maintain places: a few hour sightseeing tour with a professional tour guide in the group’s own language: Visit of Visegrád which is a small castle town in Pest County. Visegrád is famous for the remains of the Early Renaissance summer palace of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary and the medieval citadel. In this tour we are also visiting Esztergom which lies in Komárom-Esztergom county, on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border with Slovakia there.
After the two visits we are going to Szentendre. It’s known for its baroque architecture, churches, colorful houses and narrow, cobbled streets. The main square, Fő Tér, and the alleyways around it are lined with art galleries, museums and shops. Just off the square, the 18th-century Greek Orthodox Blagovestenska Church has elaborate decor and an ornate partition screen.
The second festival event will be held in the main square in Szentendre. Where the organizers will give certificates and presents for the groups than exchange presents and small party with all participants…
21 July 2019
General rules for participation:
Participation Fee Includes:
Participation Fee does not include:
Groups arriving by plane will be transported from the hotels with organized buses and will be accompanied to their departure in the same conditions. The transfer from the airport to the hotel and back is paid additionally.
By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations.
On your request you can stay longer in Budapest. Every day of stay longer before or after festival has to be paid 40 euro/per person for accommodation in 3*** hotel…
Invitation letter will be provided if needed
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.