The very first day of the festival will gather as many as 1,500 artists at 12 different festival locations.

Events during the first day include exposition of 77 original graphic art sheets of Sarajevo maps, and multimedia performance of Sophocles’ drama ‘Antigone’, ‘Antigone today’, at the Sarajevo Youth Theatre; presentation of the new generation of the young Bosnian artists and creators at the Army Hall; and a mega dance performance from India, in Gimnazijska, Ferhadija, Titova, Obala Kulina Bana, Strosmajerova, Fra Grge Martica, and Kulovica streets, as well as on Susan Sontag Square and the square in front of the Sarajevo Youth Theatre.

Director of the Festival Ibrahim Spahic said that the 35th Sarajevo Winter International Festival would gather artists from a total of 41 countries, and would be “dedicated to art, audience and public that knows how to distinguish the excellence in creativity from what we are living today”.

Hungary is the honorary guest of the Sarajevo Winter International Festival 2019, which is why the opening ceremony will include performance of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble at the National Theater in Sarajevo at 2000 hrs.

Hungarian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Krisztián Pósa has recently presented the program of the Hungarian Culture Week in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will take place from February 7 to May 9 in 10 cities throughout the country.