My name is Lenka Hoffmannova and I live in Šumperk, the Czech Republic. I was born in industrial town Ostrava in northern Moravia. My grandfather was the master in a coalmine. My father was a turner...
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I took photos of XXVth folklore festival in Šumperk from 12th to 17th August. Festival is intended for non-professional folklore ensembles only. Domestic and foreign ensembles performing on XXV. MFF Šumperk were carefully selected to ensure the greatest diversity and creativity for incoming visitors. Czech ensembles - from Moravia and south Bohemia, foreign ensembles from Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Peru, Costa Rica, USA, Indonesia and New Zealand. Festival programme consisted of Opening ceremony, dulcimer koncert, the most delicious goulash competition, harvest home parade, presentation of folk crafts, children folklore ensembles, historical fencing, reception at the mayors of Šumperk town, dancing street, the dax of Serbian culture, teaching folk dances from different countries.
The annual folklore festival in Šumperk and surroundings. Our town full of greenery, beautiful parks, orchards, pleasant decorated streets and alleys, blossoming once a year in folk songs, dances, music, as the most beautiful bouquets. In mid-August it becomes for almost a week a meeting point of several hundred members of the ensembles. Šumperk changes itself into a big scene full of musicians, singers and dancers from all over the world performing from sunrise till sunset. Annually growing attendance of individual events proves a big interest of public in folk culture, that represents various life styles in countries from the all continents. New friendships, not only the ones developed within the group members but also between the public are often growing up thru the folk songs, music, dances and customs. Such friendship usually continues despite the long distance of all participants. During its existence, the IFF Šumperk ranked itself among the most important folklore festivals in the Czech Republic.