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Saturday, 18.05.2013, 11:18
50 choirs and folk dance groups to participate in Latvian Song and Dance Festival 2013
At the moment, approximately 50 choirs and folk dance groups from Latvian communities from around the world have applied to participate in next year's Latvian Song and Dance Festival, LETA was informed by Inga Bika from the State Agency of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The Latvian choirs and folk dance groups come from various countries throughout Europe, as well as from Australia, the United States and Russia.
As Bika points out, about 550 choirs, orchestra and folk dance groups from abroad participated in the 2008 Latvian Song and Dance Festival, including participants from Germany, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Sicily, the Netherlands, Romania and many others.
The XXV Nationwide Latvian Song and Dance Festival will take place in Riga from June 30 to July 7, 2013.
At the moment, a total of 3,277 collectives from Latvia and abroad are preparing for the celebration.