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2nd International Festival
“Marrakech Folklore Days”, in Marrakech
Morocco 28 -31 MARCH 2019

It is a great pleasure for us to invite you to the magical city of Marrakech in Morocco, to the   2nd International Meeting of Folklore Ensembles “Marrakech Folklore Days”, the biggest folk dance event in northern Africa.

The festival is taking place under the auspices of the authorities of the City of Marrakech and Prefecture of Marrakech

PARTICIPANTS: Our  festival is open for amateur folklore ensembles of all types (singing groups, dancing groups with live or recorded music) as well as for marching groups (such as majorettes, historic soldiers, marching bands, flag wavers, carnival groups, historic groups, piper groups, historic costume groups, wind and brass orchestras etc.) without age limit or size.

In the successfull first edition of the festival we were happy to welcome folklore groups from France, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Algeria, Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Poland, UK as well as several excellent Moroccan  ensembles. We will be happy to provide contacts to them should you be interested in references from them.

For all the  participating groups we have prepared the  following program :

  • 2 – 3 open air performances in the city centre of Marrakech near the historic monuments (the festival stages will be erected on the most known sites of the city, such as the Square Jamma El Fna, Palace EL Badii, Souk Haddadine Square and November 16th Square. Each performance of max. 30 minutes
  • parade of all ensembles through the city centre of Marrakech
  • reception of the representatives of groups by representative of Marrakech, exchange of gifts and diploma awarding
  • min. 1 sightseeing tour of the historic city listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • traditional dinner with other participating groups
  • meeting and dance workshop with local Moroccan folk dance or music group at – on request

You will have a unique opportunity to present the folklore and traditions of your region and country to thousands of viewers, make new friends, get to know a new culture, enviroment and cuisine and last, but not least – visit Marrakech, the Ocre City in the heart of Morocco with all its sights and magic.

Marrakech is not so far, there are excellent air connections to Marrakech from many  major cities – we will be happy to provide with information on cheapest flights from your area to Marrakech however we are not able to make ticket reservation for you.

We certainly pay a lot of attention to security of all guests: Morocco is one of the safest countries outside Europe and the local authorities that are in charge of security of the festival take this issue extremely seriously.

                                      PRELIMINARY TIME SCHEDULE

                                                  March 28 March 31, 2019


Thursday,  March 28, 2019 arrival of the participants

– meeting with festival guide at the airport, transfer to accommodation
– 11.00 – 14.00   sightseeing  or possibility for meeting with Moroccan folk dance or music  groups
– 17.00 – 22.00   possibility of air performances of the ensembles on a centrally located stage

Friday,     March 29, 2019  arrival of the participants

– meeting with festival guide at the airport, transfer to accommodation
– 11.00 – 14.00  sightseeing or  possibility for meeting with Moroccan folk dance or music groups
– 15.00 – 22.00   possibility of air performances of the ensembles on a centrally located stage

Saturday, March 30, 2019

touristic program – city tour, museum visits, shopping

– 17.00 – 18.00   festive parade of the ensembles through centre of Marrakech, ending at the the ancient Medina/ Jamaa el fnna Square
– 18.00 – 22.00  open air performances of the ensembles on 2 – 3 centrally located stages
Sunday, March  31, 2019
– 10.00 – 11.30 meeting of group representatives with reprentative of Marrakech, diploma awarding and gift exchange
12.00 – 20.00 open air performances of the ensembles on 2 – 3 centrally located stages
– 21.00 – 24.00 Gala Dinner for all the, dancing,

Monday , April 01, 2019
– departure of groups – prolonging of stay possible; please contact us for an offer

The time schedule is subject to changes – this is just to give you a rough idea of the festival program. We will be also happy to arrange excoursions out of Marrakech as well as prepare program for prolonging of your stay in Morocco.

The deadline for applications is December  30, 2018

                     F E S T I V A L   P A C K A G E S      2 0 1 9

Package 1 
Accommodation in a  simple hostel in multiple/dormitory rooms
EUR  88,- per 1 person (3 nights: March 29 – April 01, 2019)

extra night : 13 EUR , dinner 08 EUR
Single room supplement :  12,00 EUR per person per 1 night

Double room supplement : 10,00 EUR per person per 1 night

  • 3x accommodation with breakfast 1x Gala Dinner
  • festival inscription and organisation fees
  • local guide accompanying the group during the festival
  • Marrakech sightseeing tour (on foot – without entrance fees )
  • 2 public open-air performances
  • festive parade of all groups through the ancient city cente
  • information material, incl. participation certificate
  • Marrakech airport – hotel – Marrakech airport transfer

Package 2 
Accommodation in a 3*** hotel in triple rooms
EUR 129,- per 1 person person (3 nights: March 29 – April 01, 2019)

extra night : 33 EUR , dinner  at hotel 12 EUR
Single room supplement :  19,00 EUR per person per 1 night

Double room supplement : 10,00 EUR per person per 1 night

  • 3x accommodation with breakfast 1x Gala Dinner
  • festival inscription and organisation fees
  • local guide accompanying the group during the festival
  • Marrakech sightseeing tour (on foot – without entrance fees )
  • 2 public open-air performances
  • festive parade of all groups through the ancient city cente
  • information material, incl. participation certificate
  • Marrakech airport – hotel – Marrakech airport transfer

Package 3
Accommodation in a 4**** hotel with  garden and swimming pool – double or triple rooms
EUR 239,- per 1 person person (3 nights: March 29 – April 01, 2019)

extra night: 46 EUR  dinner  at hotel 14 EUR
Single room supplement : 30,00 EUR per person per 1 night

  • 3x accommodation with breakfast 1x Gala Dinner
  • festival inscription and organisation fees
  • local guide accompanying the group during the festival
  • Marrakech sightseeing tour (on foot – without entrance fees )
  • 2 public open-air performances
  • festive parade of all groups through the ancient city cente
  • information material, incl. participation certificate
  • Marrakech airport – hotel – Marrakech airport transfer
March 28 2019

Details

Start: 28 March, 2019
End: 31 March, 2019
Cost: 88€
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Marrakech, Morocco

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Schedule

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 arrival of the participants
  • - meeting with festival guide at the airport, transfer to accommodation
  • - 11.00 – 14.00 sightseeing or possibility for meeting with Moroccan folk dance or music groups
  • - 17.00 – 22.00 possibility of air performances of the ensembles on a centrally located stage
  • Friday, March 29, 2019 arrival of the participants
  • - meeting with festival guide at the airport, transfer to accommodation
  • - 11.00 – 14.00 sightseeing or possibility for meeting with Moroccan folk dance or music groups
  • - 15.00 – 22.00 possibility of air performances of the ensembles on a centrally located stage
  • Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • touristic program - city tour, museum visits, shopping
  • - 17.00 – 18.00 festive parade of the ensembles through centre of Marrakech, ending at the the ancient Medina/ Jamaa el fnna Square
  • - 18.00 – 22.00 open air performances of the ensembles on 2 - 3 centrally located stages
  • Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • - 10.00 – 11.30 meeting of group representatives with reprentative of Marrakech, diploma awarding and gift exchange
  • - 12.00 – 20.00 open air performances of the ensembles on 2 - 3 centrally located stages
  • - 21.00 – 24.00 Gala Dinner for all the, dancing,
  • Monday , April 01, 2019
  • - departure of groups - prolonging of stay possible; please contact us for an offer
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