International Folklore Festival Pilsen

The multicoloured folk costumes, the live music, and dancing drive folklore companies from the Czech Republic and abroad to Pilsen for the International Folklore Festival. Visitors can listen to the traditional instruments and songs from around the world, revel in the colourful traditional costumes, and become convinced that folklore still lives on. Each year the programme also includes local ensembles, folk music from Moravia and Slovakia, and exotic guests with a completely different idea of folklore than us.

The Pilsen International Folklore Festival CIOFF® has been the meeting place for lovers and admirers of folklore and folk art since 1997. Every year, around 20 adult and children folklore ensembles from all over the Czech Republic and abroad, including guests from overseas, participate in the festival.

Since 2008, the festival is a member of the UNESCO’s prestigious worldwide CIOFF® organization.

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