Happy New Year to everyone!!! To start off the year, I wanted to share some key folklore events happening this year (2013) here in North America, so all of you can start your planning early. Here are some key dates (but certainly not all of them):
Hungarian folk enthusiasts in Canada are on the edge of their seats with just two weeks to go before the annual Western Canadian Hungarian Folk Festival kicks off in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 5 to 7, 2012. The festival marks the annual gathering of the many Hungarian folkdance ensembles in Wester Canada.
The Birmingham Ethnic Festival in Toledo, Ohio is coming up on August 18 and 19, 2012. Gyanta Band will once again be playing, and we are excited to be there once again! For those unfamiliar with this longstanding, largely Hungarian-oriented festival, here is an explanation from the organizers’ website: