The International Children and Youth Folklore Festival

Events type
Celebrate young people
Event location
Smilgiai ethnographic homestead
Event address
Panevėžio g. 21, Smilgių mstl., Panevėžio rajonas
Date
2018.05.19
Time
14:00
Organizer
Panevėžio rajono Smilgių kultūros centras
Contacts
Phone 861407983 , E-mail smilgiukc@gmail.com

Since 1992, Whit Sunday were celebrated in Smilgiai ethnographic homestead, where participate schools and culture centre’s folklore ensembles of various ethnographic regions, national art groups, chapels. The main goal of the festival is to foster ethnic traditions of culture, customs, musical and choreographic folklore, to popularize and activate the activities of folklore collectives, to promote the transience of traditions. This festival reveals living traditions of local area. To the festival held in 2018th, invited 20 children and students folklore groups from different regions of Lithuania and foreign countries. During the festival there will be presented performances of children and youth folk groups, educational programs of traditional crafts and culinary heritage, and necessary tradition of Whit Sunday - omelette baking.

While preserving the cultural identity of Lithuania, the festival dedicated to the Centenary of the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence.

 

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