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WITH ATTRACTIVE PROGRAM WAS CELEBRATED THE RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY EPIPHANY – VODICI IN OHRID, THE CITY OF SPIRITUALL CULTURE AND TRADITION
Date: 27.01.2016
The celebration of Epiphany in Ohrid is one of the most massive churches - religious events in Orthodoxy according to the number of visitors for the act of consecration of the lake water and the number of believers and visitors who regardless of the cold winter temperatures are entering in the lake to catch the Holy Cross.
On 19th of January numerous guests from the country and abroad, and numerous citizens of Ohrid attended the act of consecration of the lake and catching of the Holy Cross on the city port. The luckiest catcher of the Holy Cross among 1000 swimmers from Ohrid ,other Macedonian cities and foreign visitors was Petar Rupevski from Ohrid. With music and songs in the spirit of Christian festivities the celebration continue next day, known as the Day of Fishermen. The professors and students from secondary school of hospitality and catering “Vanco Pitosheski” prepared two tones of fish stew and on the small city square fish plasica and 1000 beautifully packages of traditional food specialty – trotters prepared by the students of Faculty for tourism and catering in Ohrid were offered to visitors. Organizers said that there was a record number of visitors for the holiday in Ohrid.
OHRID FLASHED IN A NEW YEAR'S SHINE
Date: 18.12.2015
Оn Ohrid Square and the Bazaar this days started to feel a real genuine Eve atmosphere. Many Christmas props decorate the downtown area and the peripheral parts of the city.
Starry Sky is already over bazaar, and on the square "St . Kliment Ohridski " is a Christmas tree , children tunnel and other decorations. The plan is to decorate the lighthouse on the port where there is asprinklers with a diameter of three meters. The festive atmosphere is completed with the stalls where pepole selling Christmas cards and decorations who are placed on the Plane Tree Square . Otherwise, according the tourism sector, during the New Year holidays, in Ohrid, they are expected to stay large number of domestic and foreign guests.
Balkan Festival of Folk Songs and Dances has began
Date: 07.08.2015
Last evening was the official opening of this year's 54th edition of the Balkan Festival of Folk Songs and Dances, the oldest folk festival in the Balkans, one of the most authentic and most valuable parts of Macedonian and Ohrid’s rich cultural mosaic which took place on the location "Dolni Saraj".
The festival participants were greeted by the Mayor Mr. Nikola Bakracheski with a warm welcome in Ohrid and success in their performances. The first festival evening started with a performance of the National ensemble of Macedonian folk dances and songs "Tanec" and the next days will filled with features of several ensembles from Macedonia, Croatia, Turkey, Poland, Canada, Serbia, Hungary, the Republic of Turkey - Northern Cyprus and Bulgaria.
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