Under Likava Castle

Pod Likavským hradom
Contact: Katarína Babčáková (f) Co-ordinator
Národné osvetové centrum, Námestie SNP 12, 812 37 Bratislava, Slovakia
421 (0) 918 716069
421 (0) 2 5292 4102
Annual, June, 2 days

Under Likava Castle is the national children’s folklore festival and competitive show of children’s folkloric ensembles. Its mission is to foster the development of children’s folkloric ensembles, raise their artistic level, popularise education through folk art, and highlight the significance of folklore in the comprehensive education, encouraging deeper knowledge of folk traditions and guiding children to learning about traditions directly from their protagonists.

The competition is held at a regional level and the festival takes place at national level. The top event is the children’s folklore festival, which takes place every two years (every odd year), always in June. The best ensembles receive the title of Laureate. The National Centre of Culture announces the competition, and the festival’s organisers are the community of Likavka and Liptov Cultural Centre in Liptovský Mikuláš.