We are very happy to finally share the „Baltica-Web“ forum programme with you! And, as promised by the organizers, it is special: the days are dedicated to interesting lectures, comments, discussions on various Baltic cultural topics, and the evenings – to concerts, to custom presentations, to an art installation and even to everyone’s beloved traditional dance event “All Lithuania Dance”, which had grown into “All BALTICA dance”!

Some of the events will take place both live and online, therefore, the organizers are kindly asking everyone who want to come and enjoy live events to have vaccination certificate, recovery sertificate, negative Covid-19 test sertificate or EU digital health certificate.

This forum is also special in that not only its topics, but also the linguistic environment reflects the culture of our three neighboring countries: participants will speak their mother tongues, translators will translate them into the other two languages – Lithuanian, Latvian or Estonian.




Due to the pandemic that immobilized the world in 2020, we had to postpone the 33rd International Folklore Festival “Baltica” to the next year.

The organizers, though, have actively prepared for the event, corresponded with the participants from foreign countries, implemented other preparatory actions. However, in this difficult and uncertain epidemiological situation, followed by unfavorable forecast for major international events in June, the three organizing countries – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – decided to change the format and the date of the festival, but still keeping the spirit of “Baltica”.

In September, on the occasion of Equinox and of Baltic Unity Day, an online or, if the situation allows, a semi-online forum “Baltica-Web 2021” is planned to be held. It will be dedicated to the historical and cultural relations, and the traditional cultural elements of the three Baltic states. The content of the forum – seminars, discussions and presentations – will be linked to the last year’s theme “Ritual”, which will elaborate through musical – singing and instrumental – folklore, choreographical folklore, customs, gastronomic and other types of heritage, while highlighting archaic, ritual forms, as well as discussing the good experiences in safeguarding each country’s traditions.

And if the overall situation improves in September, there will be live folklore concerts, events and other public activities in each country.

Let‘s hope for the best!

The organizing and creative body of the festival BALTICA 2021

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