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History

Estonia-Latvia-Lithuania’s largest joint cultural project started in 1987 and takes place in turn in all tree Baltic countries. The first festival was held in Lithuania in 1987, the second in 1988 in Latvia and the third in 1989 in Estonia.

Baltica is the only folklore festival that focuses on historical forms of folklore, highlighting the rich, un-stylized and naturally evolved forms and values of our rich heritage that they carry. Baltica’s feature is authentic content, the bringing together of different forms of tradition (song, dance, musical instrument, customs, etc.) and the involvement of folklore groups and individual performers across Estonia.

Baltica festivals take place under the auspices of CIOFF® and always attract foreign visitors from the Baltic countries. as well as more distant countries.