News2020.04.29 16:32

Lithuania cancels this year's Song Festival

Jūratė Skėrytė, BNS 2020.04.29 16:32

Schoolchildren's Song Festival 2020, planned for July in Vilnius, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Education Minister Algirdas Monkevičius said on Wednesday.

“It will not take place this year,” he told members of the Seimas Committee on Education and Science, adding that it may be moved to another year.

The government is considering moving Schoolchildren's Song Festival to another year, according to him.

Lithuania has been holding song festivals since 1924. Separate festivals for schoolchildren have been organised since 1964.

Baltic song and dance celebrations were included into UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2003.

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