Traditional Dance Festival in Greece Wins European Award

135802-310056The traditional dance festival “Diamantis Palaiologos” won a European award by the EILEEN (Enhancing Intercultural Learning in European Enterprises) project.

The festival, organized for the fourth year on Skopelos, August 27-29, will feature more than 600 volunteers from Greece and abroad. Traditional dance groups from Greece, Cyprus, Ukraine and Nepal will be participating.

Konstantina Angeletou, president of the nonprofit organization Plegma, that organizes the festival in collaboration with the Thessaly Region, said that, “We feel greatly honored and happy for this award. Each year the festival features 600 dancers from Greece and abroad, and also students from different countries who work for it, or doing their academic work…This award comes to vindicate our efforts and of course all those who have trusted us.”

The Festival of Traditional Dances “Diamantis Palaiologos” is a member of European Folklore Festival Association.

The Greek National Commission to UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, the Greek National Tourism Organisation and the Municipality of Skopelos embrace this big cultural event, putting the Festival under their auspices.