Say, “Hello,” in Filipino!

Say, "Hello," in Filipino!

Say, “Hello,” in Filipino! The Philippines is a nation of many islands in the Western Pacific Ocean. Previously a colony of Spain and the United States, the Philippines has had many different cultural influences. The official languages of the Philippines are Filipino (based on Tagalog), and English. Now try these Filipino greetings Good morning: Magandang … Read more

Share your traditional garb during Folkmoot

Folkmoot 2016 - Parade of Nations

Share your traditional garb during Folkmoot 2015! During the festival – July 16 to 26; schedule, performers and tickets here – we’re hoping as many friends and supporters as possible with share with us your own cultural roots through your personal clothing choice. We encourage you to wear the traditional garb of your heritage when … Read more

Free Guidebook: First Three Ticket Orders!

free guidebook: first three ticket orders!

TODAY – Wednesday July 8th – free guidebook: first three ticket orders! The first three people to purchase tickets – today – will receive a free guidebook with the order. So don’t wait or you might be too late! You can call our ticket office at 828-452-2997, or walk in and see us at 112 Virginia … Read more

Wednesday only! First three ticket orders!

Wednesday only! First three ticket orders!

Wednesday only! First three ticket orders! For one day only – Wednesday, July 8 – the first three ticket orders purchased over the phone, or in person at the Folkmoot Friendship Center will also receive a free Folkmoot 2015 Official Guidebook. Our ticket office opens at 9 a.m. Be sure to wake up early and be … Read more

Folkmoot: Many Cultures, One Community!

Folkmoot: Many Cultures, One Community!

Folkmoot: Many Cultures, One Community! Folkmoot was aptly named at its inception. Folkmoot is an old English word meaning, “a meeting of people,” and that’s exactly what we are. Underneath the hustle and bustle of each festival – and soon, year-round events – there are just a bunch of people getting together to sing, dance, and … Read more

Say, “hello,” in Spanish – or, maybe, in Quechua

Say, "hello," in Spanish, Quechua - Folkmoot 2015

Say, “hello,” in Spanish – or, maybe, in Quechua. The “Say Hello” campaign is new to Folkmoot USA this 2015 festival. Today we explore greetings common to the people of Ecuador. Grupo de Danzas Tradicionales Ecuatorianas de Universidad Técnica DEL Norte is one of our performing dance troupes for Folkmoot 2015 and it will be … Read more

Folkmoot – Throw Back Thursday

Folkmoot - Throw Back Thursday

Folkmoot – Throw Back Thursday is a time to reflect on the beautiful and spirited Folkmoot Festivals of the past! As one can imagine, we’ve collected quite a truck full of photos in over three decades of Folkmoot Festivals. Aside from being an effort to build peace and understanding, enhanced cultural education and exchange and … Read more

Folkmoot ticket special: get a free guidebook

For a limited time – today through July 3 – we’re offering a Folkmoot ticket special: get a free guidebook with the purchase of four or more adult tickets. Anyone who purchases four or more adult tickets will also receive a FREE copy of the Official Folkmoot 2015 Guidebook. You must be available to pick … Read more

Learn to say, “peace,” in Estonian!

Learn to say Peace in Estonian

Learn to say, “peace,” in Estonian! Among the groups visiting Folkmoot USA this year is Kaokirjas Folklore Polva from Estonia. We are excited to to learn all about Estonian folk dance and music. Keeping up with our push for peace and understanding, what better way is there to start than learning to say peace in … Read more

Say Hello in Bengali

Say Hello in Bengali

Say Hello in Bengali, the language of Bangladesh. A dance troupe from the Bangladesh Academy of Fine Arts will be one of the featured performing troupes during Folkmoot 2015. Bangladesh – বাংলাদেশ  – Bānlādēśa Hello: হ্যাল (Hyālō) informal hello Hello: আসসালামু আলাইকুম (assalamualaikum) For Folkmoot 2015 – July 16-26 – you can check the performance dates/times and buy tickets here. … Read more

Folkmoot – Throw Back Thursday

Folkmoot - Throw Back Thursday

Folkmoot – Throw Back Thursday is a time to reflect on the beautiful and spirited Folkmoot Festivals of the past! As one can imagine, we’ve collected quite a truck full of photos in over three decades of Folkmoot Festivals. Aside from being an effort to build peace and understanding, enhanced cultural education and exchange and … Read more

Folkmoot Ambassador Scott McLeod shares insights

Folkmoot Ambassador Scott McLeod shares insights

We got a chance recently to sit down with Folkmoot Ambassador Scott McLeod and hear some of his insight on Folkmoot. What does Folkmoot mean to you?  It means a meeting of the people. Folkmoot is about sharing to me; its about people sharing culture, music dance, ideas, history… it’s the whole idea of sharing … Read more