Latvia's folk costumes to the fore

One of the elements giving the Latvian Song and Dance Celebration its character is the universal use of folk costume and in this area, as in song and dance, prizes are awarded and outstanding achievements recognized.

On the evening of July 5, a folk costume show took place, where the main prize was awarded to the folk art studio "Dzilna" from the town of Limbaži.

Various different categories were awarded: choirs and dance collectives, self-made clothing, costume design and more in recognition of both traditional and contemporary styles. Enjoy the selection of pictures above and the video below to get some idea of the remarkable range of folk clothing from Latvia's different regions and the care with which it is put together.

 

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