Every country, every city has its signature that is known by the world: For Paris, that’s the Eiffel Tower, London- The Big Ben and one of the things that describes Macedonia is the rich history and culture heritage passed on generation by generation, and one of the most fascinating cities, touristic attraction, the city Ohrid. Ohrid is known by many things. If you ask the people why they love Ohrid you would get various reasons: the tourist love it for the beautiful lake and great beaches, the young ones love it for the amazing nightlife and the older ones for the great stories hiding behind the Samuel’s fortress filled with tears and pride that testifies for the bravery of Macedonian people.
Like every other summer, this summer Ohrid carries on with its tradition, and once again is a host to the International Folklore Festival Ohrid Open that took place from 28th of April, to 2th of May. The festival was organized by IFFOM (International Folklore Festivals Ohrid Macedonia). The main goal, the purpose of this festival was to present Macedonian culture, folklore, dance and also presentation of foreign folklore and culture to our country.
For this festival groups from all over the world were welcome to apply and the number of participants wasn’t limited, so if this festival caught your eye, you are welcome to apply next year, visit Ohrid and have a great time !
For more information you can visit http://iffom.com/ .
Elena Kotevska, youth correspondent from Municipality of Centar, Skopje.