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Meet My Folklorama 2017 Week 1 Adventures.

Meet My 2017 Folklorama Adventure!

So begins #MyFolklorama adventures!  For information about the festival itself, visit this previous post here.

This link will serve as an anchor post to keep track of the pavilions I visited!  This post will be only for Week 1 – stay tuned for a new list for my Week 2 visits!

This list is also tentative and will be updated if plans change.  Pavilions will be listed in order that I visited them, and links will go live as soon as the corresponding post is published!

Pavilion Hopping Tips

Group by location!  You have limited time to get between pavilions, so grouping pavilions by location is ideal.  Get there as early as you can to tour their cultural displays or grab some food and, perhaps most importantly, grab prime seats before the show starts!  Ask the “locals” for things from your own questions to their suggested menu or souvenir shop item.

Advanced Pavilion Hopping

Group by countries who (in real life) share a border or have only a country or two in between them.  This is the best way to see the influence of each country on its neighbouring nation.  You’ll find their similarities in song, dance style and costumes, but you will also appreciate what makes them distinctly unique from each other!

Explore With Me!

Week 2 Visits

  • Sunday, August 13th
    • Indochina Chinese Pavilion
    • Pavilion of Portugal
  • Monday, August 7th
    • Serbian “Kolo” Pavilion
    • South Sudanese Pavilion
    • Hungary-Pannonia Pavilion
  • Tuesday, August 8th
    • Irish Pavilion
    • Greek Pavilion
    • Israel Pavilion – Shalom Square
  • Wednesday, August 9th
    • Italian Pavilion
    • Japanese Pavilion
    • Punjab Pavilion
  • Thursday, August 10th
    • Russian Pavilion
    • Belgian Pavilion
    • Chilean Pavilion
    • Pavillon canadien-français
  • Friday, August 11th
    • Romanian Pavilion
    • Brazilian Pavilion
    • Mexican Pavilion
    • Scandinavian Pavilion
  • Saturday, August 12th
    • Ukraine-Kyiv Pavilion
    • Pavilion of Scotland

Phew!  That’s my Week One – equal parts tiring and so fascinating.  Did you get a chance to visit all the pavilions for Week One?  What was your highlight or must-see pavilion for the 2017 lineup?

Get in touch with me and let me know!

Thank you to the folks at Folklorama for the opportunity to blog and share for another year.  See you around the world in 2 weeks, Winnipeg!



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