The rich tradition in Latvia of singing includes the Latvian Youth Song and Dance Festival. It is unfortunate to hear that the 12th Youth Song & Dance Festival will not take place this year. XII Latvian Youth Song and Dance Celebration were scheduled for July 6-12, yet has had to be cancelled because of the pandemic of COVID-19. The festival will be postponed for 2021. Riga loves celebrating dance across the capital city. The 12th Latvian Youth Song and Dance Festival was due to take place in July and will be postpone.
The tradition of song festivals in Latvia originated in the first half of the 19th century by the Baltic Germans including the song days in Dikļi during the year 1864, followed by the full-scale song festival in Riga during the summer of 1873.