held in: Strážnice
Strážnice is a small village close to Hodonín, about 290 km away from Prague.
The folk festival is the largest and oldest one in Europe. The first festival was held in Strážnice in 1946 and since then people from all around the world come to see and enjoy the beauty of folk songs, dances and costumes in the parade and a variety of other programs. You can even try dances from exotic corners of the world and sing and dance folk music together.
The festival is accompanied by the children folklore festival Strážnice Children and a competition for the best dancer of the Slovacky verbuňk, a folk dance registered on the list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Last update: 2018-01-09