EUROPEADE TODAY

Celebrating the European People’s Friendship and communion

Europeade today

Europeade is the largest national cultural and national costume in Europe, bringing together around 5000 participants each year. Once a year in one of Europe’s cities meet the teams of traditional and modern folklore dancing, choir and musicians from the 180 regions. To celebrate the fiest of the cultures of the European peoples. Many friendships have been made over the years and a strong community has been formed, which is growing every year. Through dance, song, and music, teams from different regions share their traditions and cultural peculiarities both among themselves and with the inhabitants of the city receiving the celebration. Celebrating Europe’s cultural diversity is celebrated day and night, with a wide range of events ranging from dancing, gaits, Mass to street music performances.

Around 5000 participants from 180 in European regions

Traditional dancing, music, songs and costumes

The European People's Friendship and fellowship

Event that brings together different generations

Celebration in Klaipėda: 5th – 9th August, 2020

Origins

The first Europeade was held in 1964 at the initiative of Mon de Clopper (1922–1998) from Flanders and Robert Müller-Kox, a German exiled from the Province of Silesia. Mon de Clopper was president of the Europeade until 1997, when he was succeeded by the current president Bruno Peeters (born 1939), also from Flanders.

The goal of the Europeade is to foster a united Europe, where everyone contributes and develops his or her own culture, respecting everyone else. This philosophy is practised each year during the five-day festival, when thousands of people from all parts of Europe, dressed in their traditional costumes, meet to sing, to make music, to dance and to celebrate – without formal lecturing.

Future Europeades

58th Europeade – Trapani – Sicilia (IT) – 14-18/07/2021
59th Europeade – Kielce – Swietokrzyskie (PL) – 2022
60th Europeade – Gotha – Thüringen (DE) – 2023

with reservation:
61st Europeade – Payerne – Vaud (CH) – 2024
62nd Europeade – Kuressaare and Saaremaa (EE) – 20255