Song festivals, which officially started in 1873, provided an opportunity to display the richness of Latvian culture, and started a tradition that still continues today.
Latvian song festivals are a rich expression of culture and national unity that began in Latvia, and have been celebrated throughout Europe, North America, and Australia. Festival participants and spectators enjoy a rich variety of cultural events, meet with old friends, and make new friends
Next year 2013 XXV General Latvian Song and Dance Festival XV singers and dancers will go to Riga, but this year the Festival will be held in the country’s nationwide. First Latvian Song and Dance introductory concerts this year will take place on 26 of May 2012 in Saldus and Preili.