The Latvian Song and Dance Festival
10 Mar 2015 | From Evita of Latvia
This card is dedicated to the Latvian National Song and Dance Festival, one of the most beautiful and grand cultural events in Latvia. It is the pride of Latvian national identity and is held every five years in Riga, the Latvian capital. The girl is dressed in folk costume of Rucava district (Kurzeme region).
The Latvian Song and Dance Festival is one of the largest amateur choral events in the world and an important event in Latvian culture and social life. The All-Latvian Song and Dance Festival has been held since 1873. During the festivals exhibitions of photography, art and folk craft, orchestra concerts, and a festive parade also take place. Events and competitions leading up to the event occur throughout the period between festivals. This is a festival also for Riga, as for the entire week the city lives in time with Latvian folk song and in a swirl of Latvian folk dance.