Balkan Folklore Festival is n international festival of folk songs and dances, held in Ohrid from 6th to 11th of July. The festival has a long tradition, it was established in 1962. It is a member of two UNESCO’s associations, CIOFF, the International Council of Organisations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts and IOFA, International Organisation of Folk Art. At the beginning, it was just a festival of non-professional Folk Ensembles, but since 1967, the concept of the festival has changed. This festival presents the tradition and the traditional beliefs, passed to generations of many countries through dances, songs, customs, national costumes and musical instruments.