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