LADO’s Free Performance for Statehood Day

In the year that marks 70th anniversary of artistic activity of LADO, today, on Tuesday, June 25 at 9 pm the National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia LADO will perform on the grand stage of the Zagreb Classic Festival at King Tomislav Square for the occasion of the Statehood Day.

Statehood Day (Cro. ‘Dan državnosti’)  is a holiday that occurs every year on 25 June in Croatia to celebrate the country’s 1991 declaration of independence from Yugoslavia. The Statehood Day is both an official holiday and a day off work. The LADO’s two-hour dance concert will be entirely devoted to dances and songs of Croats living outside homeland. It consists of 16 dance and music parts and folkloric customs of Croats living in emigration for centuries.

With the top performances of more than fifty artists of the LADO Ensemble, the audience will as well have the opportunity to enjoy the diversity and richness of the folk costumes that in a special way evoke life and the customs of Croats living in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Italy, Kosovo, Hungary, Romania and Vojvodina.

The entrance is free of charge, just as for the rest of Zagreb Classic programs.