Ohrid Summer Festival
If we are to talk about Ohrid Summer Festival at the occasion of its 56th edition, it is certain that its longtime existence indicates an awareness that the festival leans on something that indeed represents a great tradition. This tradition originates from the place which is given from God, from the City of Ohrid – the spiritual capital of Macedonia, the antique city with its magically blue lake, a city with a cultural history marked by values of ancient civilization, the city of the first Slavic university in Europe, the city of Samuil’s kingdom, and, finally, the city that represents the whole Macedonian cultural and spiritual history. For these reasons, not accidentally in this city-holy place, God only had to send his noble message in order to mark the beginning of something that had to happen here. It happened in the summer of 1961, on 4 August. A light sparkled under the amazing arches of the beautiful cathedral church St. Sophia.