On July 2nd, the concert “To the God and the Human” was held during the festival “The Flower of the Sun“, at the Cathedral of St Apostles Peter and Paul in Šiauliai.
The concert was full of spiritual and warmth music and ended with the traditional and sensual fado song by our guests “Grupo etnográfico de Areosa“.
,,THE GRAND PRIX" OF THE FOLK-CONTEST FESTIVAL “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN” WAS AWARDED TO THE ENSEMBLE FROM PORTUGAL
| The Grand Prix of the festival “The Flower of the Sun” was awarded to the ensemble from Portugal.
Congratulations to “GRUPO ETNOGRÁFICO DE AREOSA”!!!
On 3 July, the first winners of the contest “The Flower of the Sun” were announced on the Main Stage. The ensembles were competing in three categories: stylised folk dancers, instrumental music and solo instrumentalists.
THE VII INTERNATIONAL FOLK CONTEST-FESTIVAL “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN” HAS UNFOLDED AND BLOSSOMS IN ŠIAULIAI
Third day. Concerts and dances at the Šiauliai Art Gallery. Ensembles of Ukraine, Latvia, USA, Turkey and Lithuania.
Photos: Edita Aleksandraviciene
Get acquainted with "The night of “The Flower of the Sun” program!
In the morning of the 1st of July, the meeting of the organizing committee chairmen took place, where participants got acquainted with the festival program and the contest.
|IMPORTANT INFORMATION❗ The solemn parade is canceled due to the rain. The opening concert, scheduled for 7 p.m., will be moved to Šiauliai Culture Center (Aušros Av. 31).|
|This is how our volunteers Ieva and Justina welcome the neighboring Latvian ensemble! They baked cakes and decorated them with the flags of Lithuania and Latvia! Well done girls!|
THE NEW INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS!
On the 21st of February, 2017, the organizing committee of the International Folk Contest-Festival “Flower of the Sun” has made a draft for the participating groups in the Contest-Festival’2017.
We wish to congratulate the ensembles which have been selected to participate in the
VII International Folk Contest-Festival “Flower of the Sun’ 2017” (Siauliai, Lithuania):
BRASIL - „Giuseppe Garibaldi“
INDIA - “Sanjh national folk dance academy SIFA”
COLOMBIA - “Combeima Fundation “Cacica Dulima”
POLAND - Folk ensemble “INA”
TURKEY - Municipality of Büyükçekmece Altinköprü folk dance ensemble
RUSSIA - Folk Dance group “Penza”
FINLAND - Folk Ensemble “Siepakat”
USA - „Riptide“
MACEDONIA - KUD „Grigor Prlicev“
LATVIA - „Skalbe“
SLOVAKIA - Folklore Ensemble „Toplan“
MEXICO - Compania Corazones Que Danzan
PORTUGAL - "Grupo Etnográfico de Areosa"
UKRAINE - Folk Dance Ensemble "Cherkaschanka"
LITHUANIA - folk ensemble „Viešia“
LITHUANIA - folk ensemble „Mėguva“
LITHUANIA - folk ensemble“Siaudela“
LITHUANIA - folk ensemble „Šatrija“ (non competition programme)