DUKATFEST – INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
International folk dance and music festival “Dukatfest” is a unique cultural and artistic event in Bosnia and Herzegovina with international prefix. In previous years, it hosted more than 60 ensembles from 40 countries and program managed to become the best festival in the Balkans. This confirms the constant growth of ensembles who want to be part of this significant event and increasing attendance citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina to program of “Dukatfest” which each year attracts 20,000 visitors.
The concept of “Dukatfest” is based on competition and showcase program in five cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition to the central competitive festival evening in Banja Luka, ensembles perform concerts in other cities, and learn about the culture and tourist destination of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, program activities include the opening ceremony of the festival with a parade, fashion show of traditional clothing, photography exhibition, workshops, and gala dinner for all participants of the Festival with tourist presentation of one of the participating countries.
Organizer IFF “Dukatfest” in the competitive part of the program, provided the prizes for the best ensembles in the following categories: best performance, authenticity and style of choreography.
Folklore Ensemble, participants of the festival, it is possible to get to know tourist destinations and attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including Rafting on the river Vrbas where it held the World Cup in 2009, coach tour of the city of Banja Luka (Fortress Kastel, Banj Hill, Canyon of river Vrbas, center city), visit ethnic villages with traditional gastronomic offer, waterfalls on the river Krupa; Aqua park Banja Luka, gala dinner for all participants in the traditional restaurant, visit the city of Sarajevo.
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