This year the festival “Skamba Skamba Kankliai“ celebrated its 45th anniversary! It took place from 23rd to 28th of May 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This was informed by the organizers of the folklore forum. „Vilnius was filled with traditional music and dances performed by Lithuanian ensembles and foreign guests. More than 1300 participants took part in this festival, in addition there were groups from Switzerland, Estonia, Belarus, Iran, Azerbaijan, Great Britain and Georgia participating as well.“ “The festival was dedicated to celebrate 2017 as the year of Lithuanian national costume, the main Festival concert „LINADA LINAGAUDO“ was the concert to illustrate the process of costume making: from the linen and patterns to its final view. Every year the festival gives a significant opportunity for a modern human to contribute to the traditional culture, being the base of the existence of the nation“, say the organizers.