The annual Summerfest International Folklore Festival and Folk Art Fair has been first organized in 1994. This year, in 2014 it will open its gates to nations of the world for the 21st time. For those, who were born in 1994 this festival somewhat became a symbol. This fact made it even harder to find a motif for this year’s event that has not been used before and at the same time is inspiring to the generation turning 20 this year.
During the opening ceremony of this international event, every band tells its own story in a few words, then perform one of their songs as a teaser, while the attendants get to know each other from countries all over the world: Brazil, Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, India, Italy (Sicily), Ivory Coast, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia (Siberia), Serbia, Turkey and last but not least Hungary. Every night at the end of the bands’ performances, participants join together for a grand closing dance, which brings nations even closer together.