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The All-Latvian Song Festival has been held sincenormally every five years, with the Latvian Dance Festival component added Šurp Events and Šurp leading up to the event occur throughout the period between festivals. Additional festivals were held in andboth on major anniversaries of the founding of Riga. Approximately 40, performers altogether participate in the event. The tradition of song festivals originated in the first half of the 19th century in You Must Believe In Spring - Jack Wilkins - Mexico European countries and later was also organized by the Baltic Germans.
Only once has the festival been held outside Riga, in Jelgava in After the Soviet invasion and annexation of Latvia in and World War IIfestivals were continued in the Latvian SSRheavily influenced by Soviet ideology and used to praise the occupation regime, with the festival being held every 5 years on important anniversaries of the nation's forced accession as a Union Republic, while the festival was held in to mark its centennial anniversary and in to mark the diamond jubilee of the October Revolution, both events connected to the centennial commemorations of The First Latvian National Awakening.
During the occupation the festival tradition was continued in exile, first in displaced persons camps after World War IIprimarily in the western zones in Germany, then in the United States, Canada, and Australia, with many of the legendary conductors of the past taking park during those years alongside the later generations of conductors they trained.
The edition would be notable for the grand finale concert in which the legendary hymn Gaismas pils conducted by Haralds Mednis, who was hated by the pro-Soviet government and was not listed as one of the performing conductors in that concert, was sung at the behest of the participating choristers.
The 24th Festival was held in July The 25th Festival took place in July The 26th Festival took place from July 1—8,marking the th anniversary of Latvian independenceencompassing 65 events with a total ofexpected visitors.
The 27th edition will be held in Julymarking the festival's sesquicentennial jubilee anniversary. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Borders Of Adventure. Retrieved Latvian Cultural Canon.
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