Latvian Song and Dance Festival
The Major Festival Events
The Festival gets under way with widespread preview concerts in and around Riga and in regional centers, which is followed by a week-long singing, dancing and instrument-playing marathon, with individual collectives appearing in Riga’s parks, squares and other venues.
In Daugava Stadium, mind-boggling choreography and seemingly effortless performance as thousands of dancers form ethnic signs or symbols on the pitch. Choirs meanwhile are busy battling it out for the title of the "best of the best" - the so-called Choir Wars.
A stupendous grand finale on the Festival’s last day, with all participants in colourful folk costume marching on parade through downtown Riga, with the best to come in the evening - the Festival Closing Concert with 15,000 choral singers united in one voice. Folk dancers, too, just as many.
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