The National folklore festival “Rila ni gleda”in Dupnitsa is already a member of the large family of CIOFF – International Council of the organizers of festivals for folklore and traditional arts of UNESCO, after being accepted in the section of clubs studying Bulgarian folk people at CIOFF-Bulgaria. This is an extremely high recognition for the forum, organized by Dupnitsa Municipality and Zora 1858, Dupnitsa and under the auspices of the Mayor of the city.
The aim of the festival is to revive the interest in Bulgarian folklore, to preserve and popularize the authentic Bulgarian folklore and to stimulate its development today, to support the creative contacts and to enrich the repertoire of the folklore groups.
The Rila Festival looks at us is of a competitive nature. Right to participate have dance ensembles, ensembles and dance groups studying folk people; vocal groups and ensembles performing Bulgarian folk songs.