International Folklore Festival of Lefkada (Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Φολκλόρ της Λευκάδας)
|Country and Region||Greece — Peloponnese, 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
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 14 - 21, 2011|