31 July 2016     Festivals  Interesting facts 

Summer is the strongest festival season. Children’s, folklore, vocal, dace and musical forums, under the auspices of the European Association of Folklore Festivals – EAFF, were held during June in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Italy, Montenegro, Greece, Hungary, Georgia, Albania etc.

Hundreds of groups and thousands of contestants presented with pride on international stage their traditional folklore arts. Many friendships were created, many old were reinforced … For a following year organizers and participants proved that connections between nations grow stronger through arts and culture.

Preserving the traditions and arts of our ancestors is the only way in which each nation and community can retain its own identity. Folklore is the wisdom of generations, which teaches tolerance and understanding between people. Folklore is the best ambassador of peace” said the president of EAFF- Mr. Kaloyan Nikolov in connection with the admission of the Association as an official partner of UNESCO and its accreditation as a Consultant of the Intergovernmental committee for preserving of the intangible cultural heritage.

Details can be found in section “News” on the official webpage of EAFF.