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Pirot Culture Hall organizes the Folk Festival for already seven years within the manifestation “Cultural summer of Pirot”.

Last year participation in the Festival was taken by: Ensemble “As saileniras de lavos”-Portugal, Folklore group “Tine Rozanc”-Slovenia, Dance ensemble “Orisaba”-Mexico, Ensemble “Tuana”-Turkey, Ensemble “Mezdra”-Bulgaria and Pirot Culture Hall Ensemble-Serbia.

The Festival lasted for 5 days (from 05th till 09th of August). During the Festival, each day in afternoon hours there were parades in the town streets, and in the evening hours there were concerts of all participants in the town’s square.

These parades and concerts were viewed by 10.000 spectators.

The Festival has a review character and its purpose is to bring together peoples and cultures of participating countries through dance, song and good time.

This year’s Festival is planned to be held from 05th till 09th of August 2012. Eight folklore ensembles from the country and abroad with a total of 280 participants are intended to take part.

The media coverage for the Festival is to be provided by the National TV (“RTS”) and local media (TV PIROT, PI CANAL, weekly magazine “Sloboda”...), and “FOLKLORE MAGAZINE” from Belgrade.

Contact person: Borko Stojanovic, coreographer

Address: Culture Hall Pirot, Srpskih vladara Street 77, 18300 Pirot, Serbia

Phone/fax: +381 10 321-666

Phone: +381 10 313 972






The 8th International Folk Festival will be held from 05 to 09 August, 2012. in the city of Pirot, Serbia.

1. Dance ensembles for traditional and elaborated folklore may apply for following category:

v     Youth Ensembles over 16 years old


International Folklore Festival

Pirot Culture Hall

Pirot Municipality

77, Srpskih vladara St.

18300 PIROT


            tel. +381/ 10/ 313-972



2. The candidates should send the following materials either with the letters or up to 31 March 2012:

v     short CV of the ensemble in English;

v     high quality colour pictures or slides of the ensemble for the catalogue;

v     recent video recordings (CD, DVD video tape) with ensemble’s performance not shorter than 15 minutes.

Note: The Organizing Committee will consider only the candidatures of those Ensembles who have sent the above required promotional materials in due time.

3. The Organizing Committee covers the expenses of the ensembles for their stay in Pirot during the festival period – accommodation and food from 12:00 noon on August 05, 2012 to 10:00 a.m. on August 09, 2012.

4. The number of participants is not to be over 30 persons, including accompanying people and drivers (if the group travels by bus). Participants are required to pay the participation of the bank account of the organizers of 600 euros per ensemble, no later than 01 May 2012. year.

5. The travelling expenses to and from Pirot are to be the responsibility of the participants themselves.

6. Up to the 10th of April 2012 the Organizing Committee will send official invitations to the ensembles, approved for participation in the festival.

7.The ensembles are expected to be ready to take part in the Festival programmes with:

v     each evening all Ensembles dance two different choreography,

v     each day there is a parade of participants in the streets of Pirot,

v     performance 30-45 minutes.



“Being who and what we are, we must be East to the West and the West to the East. This is how Saint Sava described Serbia of his time, but his words are still current and especially relevant for Pirot, the town which connects the East with the West. This very town was mentioned in old Roman maps from the 2th century A.D. as Mutatio Turres, the Greeks called it Pirgos, and the Serbs gave it present name in the 14th century.

Because of its geography, Pirot has always been a transit place, a place where people of different cultures and nationalities meet and pass through. Going from the East towards the West or the other way round, they must pass through this gate on the way to their destination.


The geography: The township is situated at the very south-east of Serbia, neighbouring the townships: Dimitrovgrad, Babusnica, Bela Palanka and Knjazevac, and it borders upon the Republic of Bulgaria at the lenght of 65 kilometers.

Mountains surrounding Pirot: Old Mountain, Vlach mountain, Belava.


Water courses: the Nisava, the Jerma, the Temstica River, the Gradasnica River, the Visocica River, the Jelovica River, the Topli Do River, Zavoj lake.


Climate: temperate continental


Railway: International main railroad

Motorways: Intercontinental main road, European highway E-70, motorway Nis-Dimitrovgrad (M-1-12).

 Airports: Belgrade (310 km) Sofia (80 km)