Every summer, the centre of Croatia's capital rings out with the sounds of folk music from local regions and all around the world. International and local folk troupes perform traditional songs and dances for delighted audiences.
This year's Zagreb International Folklore Festival has the theme of "Intangible Culture as Living Heritage." See what you can still catch here (or check out the full programme on the event's official website):
Thursday, July 29, 2021
10:00 am, Trg Bana Jelačića (Ban Jelačić Square, Zagreb's main square)
9:00 pm – Gradec plateauFORMAL EVENT OF THE 55TH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL: Intangible Culture as Living Heritage
Participants: Tamburitza Heritage Treasurers Association, Zagreb; Folklore Group “Šokadija Babina Greda,” Babina Greda; “Široka Kula” Folklore Group, Široka Kula; “Pazin” Folklore Group, Pazin; “Koledišće” Folklore group, Jezera, the island of Murter; “Goranci” Folklore Group, Goranci, Bosnia and Herzegovina; “The Peasant Concord of Donja Dubrava,” Donja Dubrava; “Sveti Juraj Osojnik” Folklore Group, Osojnik; Comunita degli Italiani “Marco Garbin,” Rovinj; “Vrbje” Folklore group, Vrbje; „Kitka“ Folklore group, Istibanja, North Macedonia, “Didi s Kamešnice” Carnival Group, Gljev.
Admission is free.Pursuant to the Decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia, the events of the Festival can be followed only by persons with an EU digital COVID certificate. For persons who do not have a COVI