As a festival of national significance, its objective is to present and affirm traditional culture and folklore of numerous local and international participants from all continents. The 53rd IFF will present the theme VIA THE KAROLINA AND LUJZIJANA HISTORICAL ROADS TO RIJEKA to meet the next year’s European Capital of Culture and its program. The diversity of Croatian ethnographic heritage will present 30 folklore groups while 15 ensembles will present the heritage of other peoples and cultures.

The program of the festival includes stage performances all around the city, music and dance workshops, folk theatre, exhibitions, ethno music concerts and church folk singing.

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