44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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3rd CIOFF World Folkloriada 2004 August 12–22. Hungary 2200 Folk dancers and folk musicians from 72 countries were hosted by 1600 Hungarian folk dancers and musicians. The festival opened in the city of Pécs and then continued with 228 performances in 54 communities in Hungary. Closing ceremonies and performances were held in Budapest on Aug. 22nd. Excerpt from the speech given by Mádl Ferenc president of the Hungarian Republic: „... through the preservation of their own culture, the peoples of the world enrich not only themselves, but one another and all of humanity.” Report by Héra Éva – director of the festival, Hungary's CIOFF representative