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International Folklore Festival: Hungary, Budapest (Mar 2015)

FolkWay – International Folklore Festival – Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Overview

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and the center of its economic and cultural life. It lies on both banks of the Danube River, about 135 miles (217 km) southeast of Vienna. Its older part, Buda, is situated on the hilly west bank of the river; Pest is on the flat east bank. The two parts of the city are joined by eight imposing bridges. Budapest is often called one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.The layout of Buda is determined by its hills and valleys, while Pest’s is determined by its semicircular boulevards and its avenues, which extend radially from the Inner City.

Festival Schedule

06.03.15 – Day 1

  • 14:00: Arrival to Budapest. Accommodation in the selected accommodation unit. Free time for the individual activities.
  • 19:00: Dinner
  • 22:30: Optional night out in the local tavern – Overnight.

07.03 – Day 2

  • 07:30: Breakfast
  • 10:00: Press Conference / Meeting with the local ensembles, other participants and the local authorities.
  • 12:00: Optional Sightseeing Tour of Budapest.
  • 17:00: Dinner
  • 18:30: Gathering of the groups. Defile.
  • 19:30: Opening ceremony of the the festival. Performances of the groups

(The detailed program of the festival and the order of appearances will be submitted to the groups on their arrival)

  • 22:30: Optional going in the disco club/ Restaurant with the live music

08.03.15 – Day 3

  • 07:30: Breakfast
  • 11:00: Optional excursion of Budapest, cruise on the Danube river, city sightseeing.
  • 17:00: Dinner
  • 19:30: Performances of the groups. Closing ceremony of the festival, plaque and diploma award, exchange of the presents between the groups and the organizers. End of the festival.
  • 22:30: GoodbyeParty dinner in the restaurant with the live music (Optional)

09.03.15 – Day 4

  • 07:30: Breakfast
  • 12:00: Departure of folklore groups. End of Festival services.

Participation Fee INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation in the Hotel in base HB (Half Board).
  • Breakfast & Dinner.
  • Participation on the Festival.
  • Plaques, Souvenirs, diploma, photo, DVD.
  • Companion during the Festival.

Participation Fee does NOT include:

  • Optional Tours, Nightlife, Parties, Sightseeing, Excursions (City Tours).
  • Travel Insurance (Members of all folklore groups).
  • Other individual expenses and costs of the participants.
March 06 2015


Start: 6 March, 2015 @ 8:00 am
End: 9 March, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: €89
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FolkWay Information:

All folklore groups are free to apply for the festival without the age limit or the limit of the participants.

In case a folklore group or a member wants to extend his stay in Budapest, there is an extra supplement charge as follows:

  • Supplement extension of stay: 24€ per day / per person.
  • Supplement for the double room: +5€ per day / per person.
  • Supplement for the single room: +15€ per day / per person.