The summer festival of singing and dancing located under majestic Roháče mountains is the greatest and the oldest one of the regularly organised folklore events in the region of Orava.
At this event, special attention is given to Gorals
. This ethnographic group of people inhabits the area
around the borders of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. They have common cultural atributes, including songs and dances.
Every year more than thousand of performers from Slovakia
and other European countries are presented here. Since the first years the most frequent foreign participants have been the Polish ensembles, especially from Goral regions that are very close to the Slovak Gorals through their similar language, customs, songs and dances.
The festival always finishes by a gala-programme and a traditional fair
is also part of it.
This event is financially supported by Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic
Žilina Region Tourist Board