Our association finally decided to organize:
-The 16th World Festival of Traditional Dances on 26 / 8 to 30 / 8/2021 (5 days)
-The 3rd European children’s festival of traditional dances for children 10-17 years old on 1 / 9 to 4 / 9/2021 (4 days)
We have reached this decision, for the following reasons:
- We believe that the health conditions for holding a festival due to COVID-19 in Greece will be much better on 26 / 8-30 / 8/2021 rather than on 2/7, as we had informed you.
- Almost all vaccinations will have been achieved in Greece by the end of August, and we believe in your countries as well, resulting in the creation of immunity.
- Also, the end of August will be better because the dancers will have more time to prepare.
- THE MOST IMPORTANT. The dance groups, which travel by plane from South America-Asia-Africa, will not be under pressure to book their tickets and will have more time to book knowing for sure that they will participate.
We believe that for these groups the date 2/7 is very close, in contrast with the groups from Europe that most of them come by bus.
The rest of the information about our invitation remains exactly the same.
Keep in mind that these dates are wonderful in Greece, with less heat, less crowded beaches and a quieter and calmer environment. We are now waiting for you to inform us in time about your participation, by doing what we mention in our invitation.
Asimakis Stavropoulos, President
16th World Festival traditional dances:
3rd –World Congress of Folklore-Archaeology:
3rd European Festival of Traditional dances for Children (10-17 years old):
2nd International festival of music:
2nd International Choir festival
6/9 – 9/9/2021 (4 days)
1st International festival Gastronomy:
28/8-29/8/2021 (2 Days)
International Beach Volley Tournament:
Under the Auspices of International Organization of Folk Art IOV and in operational
relations with UNESCO.
Under the Auspices of Ministry Culture & Sports.
Under the Auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization.