International Folklore Festival of Lefkada (Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Φολκλόρ της Λευκάδας)

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Country and Region GreecePeloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian Islands
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Lefkada, Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian Islands, Greece
Festival Contact Information

Cultural Centre of Lefkada’s Municipality
1, Aggelou Sikelianou & Nikou Svoronou
31100 Lefkada, Greece
Phone: (30) 2645026635
Fax: (30) 2645026715
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Festival Description

Since 1952 the International Folklore Festival has promoted the idea of peace, friendship, fraternity and solidarity of the people worldwide, through folk art, dance and music. The Festival has gained Pan Hellenic and international recognition by promoting the most ancient cultural constitution of Greece—its traditional heritage of dance and music.

In August of each year people of the world meet in Lefkada and share their creativity by exchanging their precious heritage—creations of spiritual and artistic expressions according to their tradition. Art softens the political, economical and cultural differences.

The Festival takes place on the last week of August (from a Sunday to Sunday), starting with a huge parade of peace and friendship, the evening opening celebration (1st Sunday) with the few minutes presentation of the groups, their formal presentation, during week and the magnificent ending ceremony, the exchanges of gifts and the dance of peace.

Festival Dates August 18 - 25, 2013
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