With that in mind, LSM's English-language service is looking for some new takes on this important Latvian tradition. Whether you are a participant, a volunteer, a commentator, an aspiring journalist, a cultural historian, a photojournalist or just a general observer of this unique phenomenon, we would like to hear from you.
If you have an idea for a fresh, original, imaginative take on the Song and Dance Festival, please send it to us. Submissions should be in English and ideas should be suitable for an international audience to read.
We'll read your ideas and offer to commission the best of them to form part of our Song and Dance Festival coverage.
Please outline your idea in 100 words or less and send it to [email protected] along with your name and preferred contact details, and we'll get back to you if it's something we might be able to use. Thank you in advance!