Pirin songs and dances at a festival in Sandanski

From 13th to 15th October, Sandanski will swing in the rhythm of Pirin folklore songs and dances. Then in one of the most famous spa resorts in Bulgaria will be held the festival “Sandanski sings and dances”. It is organized by the Association “Folklore Ensemble – Macedonian Beauty” and with the support of the Municipality of Sandanski.

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There are no age restrictions for participation in the festival so that both the youngest lovers of Bulgarian folklore and the masters can participate. The festival is organized in the form of a contest. The first day of the event the participants will be welcomed, and at the cocktail meeting, they will deliver the music for their performances to the jury.

folk festival sandanski

On Oct. 14 there is the actual playoff. If the weather throughout the day is sunny then the festival will be held at the Sandanski Summer Theater and if the weather is bad – in the big hall of the House of Culture in the town. The shows will begin at 10 a.m., with two breaks – from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. The performers are non-professional ensembles across the country. As every ensemble performs three different people – authentic, processed without choreographic composition and processed with choreographic composition.

folk festival sandanski

The entrance to the public is free of charge. The official awarding of the winners begins on the same day at 6 p.m. On the last day of the festival the participant will be officially presented once more at 12 o’clock on the main square of the city. Then there will be played the traditional Bulgarian dance horror and everyone can join. The participants will be dressed in their traditional stage clothes and carry the flags of their groups. If you decide to immerse yourself in the festival atmosphere, we recommend that you check the spa hotels Pirin Park Hotel and Hotel Medite.


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