The International Folklore Festival of Bergamo The International Folklore Festival will take place in Bergamo in the last week of August, at the same time of Sant’Alessandro celebration, Patron Saint day. Festival – organized by the historic association of Bergamo called Ducato di Piazza Pontida – will last of about one week and it make interest to chief town and about ten town of Bergamo for its many shows.
This Festival was born in 1983 and in its years brought to Bergamo almost 5.000 young artists from all corner of the planet. In these years , on its stage and in its squares have been over than 130 groups, that have brought in our land the Folklore and traditions of more than 50 nations; first of all from Europe but also from South America, Caribbean , Africa, Asia and Oceania. Festival always tries to offer the best international overview leading to live together many folkloristic state reality and recognized all over the world such as for example Brazilian and Mexican with Mongolia or Papua-Nuova which they have a remote and beautiful cultures.
It has established such as one of most relevant initiatives among international folkloric festivals that take placed in Italy. Bergamo’s exhibition has like motto: Peace at home, peace in the world.
Number of National groups: 3
Number of Intercontinental groups: 3
Number of International groups: 2
Minimum ages participants: 17
Maximum number of participants in a group: 35
Recorded music allowed: No
Traditional Folk Art: Yes
Traditional Folk Music: Yes
Traditional Folk Singing: Yes
Present-day Dancing: Yes
Workshops dance/music: Yes
Traditional food preparing: Yes