Inter folk festival “Bosiljkovanje“ is an international festival of folklore organized by Cultural- artistic youth society “Bosiljak“ from Derventa. The festival has been held for the first time in 1996, and since then it is organized every year in the mid of October, and lasts for three days in three towns.
The first day of the manifestation is held in Derventa, in the Sports Hall or Cultural Center, and the remaining two days it is held in some of the neighboring towns- Doboj, Srbac, Šamac, Brod or Pelagićevo.
The part of the manifestation that takes place in Derventa, begins with a defile of the participants along the town streets, and ends with the festival of the societies on the central stage.
Five to seven folklore or artistic societies from entire Europe, which perform one or two choreographies, participate on the manifestation.
Since 2008, “Bosiljkovanje” can be found on the International Calendar of Folklore Festivals- CIOFF and it is one of the biggest folklore festivals in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the period from 1996 to 2015, around 130 societies from different parts of Europe participated on the festival.
“Derventa Ethno” Exhibition. Since 2013, within “Bosiljkovanje”, the Public Institution “Tourist Organization of Derventa Municipality” organizes an exhibition “Derventa Ethno” in Derventa. The aim of the exhibition is presenting the old rustic objects and machines, handicrafts, souvenirs, works of art, as well as food and drinks of Derventa area.
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