European Festival of Latvian Culture – tradition in a new form
On the weekend before midsummer, from 13 to 16 June 2019, several thousand people with Latvian roots from across Europe will come to Dublin to take part in the European Festival of Latvian Culture (ELKS 2).
The first Festival was from 18 to 21 June 2015, in Brussels and celebrate the first Latvian Presidency of the EU.
The highlight of the festival will be the Song and Dance Celebration, a huge open-air concert on 20 June. Performed by around one thousand amateur Latvian singers and dancers from around Europe, this concert draws on the wider Baltic tradition of the All Latvian Song and Dance Celebration, recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.