One of the most noteworthy events in Latvia's cultural life is undeniably the Latvian Song and Dance Celebration, which has taken place once every five years since 1873. This is a major event involving thousands of participants from all over Latvia.
If you are in Riga from the 30th of June to the 9th of July, you have a historic opportunity to be part of the Latvian Song and Dance Celebration which takes place every 5 years.
The Song and Dance Celebration is an evocative manifestation of the Latvian spirit, and as such, has received a UNESCO "Masterpiece of intangible cultural heritage" listing. 43,000 performers and craftsmen participate in over 50 events in 8 days.
The festivities bring together more than 40 000 participants to Riga - singers, dancers, wind orchestra musicians, folklore groups, amateur theatres, studios of applied and fine arts, and others. The festival features a number of various concerts and lasts for a whole week.