"count of may"
Annual multicultural festival-carnival in Riga, Latvia
connecting times, cultures and people

15.05.2021. Riga, LATVIA*

* Possible changes of date and place of festival, but we can confirm: festival "COUNT OF MAY 2021" will take place DEFINATELY! 

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X international multicultural festival-carnival 
"Count of May 2021"

Riga Carnival "Count of May" is an unique spring festival for the whole family on the basis of the Riga medieval tradition.

A holiday uniting the epochs from the day Riga was founded to present times.

A holiday uniting the cultural traditions of Europe and Asia, as well as the cities of the Hansa Trade Union.

A holiday uniting people regardless of ethnic, national, religious affiliation, social status, gender and age.

A holiday celebrating the diversity of cultural traditions of residents and visitors of Latvia.

A holiday created by Riga residents themselves - enthusiasts and volunteers in honor of spring, love, and valor.

A holiday combining a fairy tale and a reality, imagination and creativity, inspiration and talents!

WHO IS COUNT OF MAY?

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SOCIAL AIM OF FESTIVAL

СОЦИАЛЬНАЯ ЦЕЛЬ

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

ORGANIZERS

Since 2012, the festival has been annually organized by the NGO Culture Association  "Alternative Reality": an association of enthusiasts and volunteers who, at their own expense, organize and conduct annual multicultural festival for residents and guests of Riga.  

The goal of the Alternative Reality organization is solidarity of community, promoting of multiculturalism and volunteering, lifelong education, mutual respect and the desire to develop the creative potential and talents of people, regardless of social status, nationality, culture, minority or other external differences.

This year project of the festival is approved by European Solidarity Corpse and many joung people from all over Europe will join to organizational team as volunteers to help organize a festival, to learn about multiculturalism and solidarity.
Festival "Count of May" is one of the organization's long-term cultural projects (2012-2025). Organization Details

The project "Count of May": united in diversity was financed with the support of European Commission’s European Solidarity Corps administered in Latvia by the Agency for International Programs for Youth. This publication reflects only the author’s views, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained there in.


UNITED IN DIVERSITY

Like other cultural and social projects of Culture Association "Alternative Reality", the May Count festival is based on the principles of multiculturalism and the interaction of various traditions, cultures and languages, which is the basic principle of the creation of the European Union.

Motto EU: United in Diversity

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