The Latvian Song and Dance Festival (Latvian Visp amateur choral events i n the world and an i mportant event i n Latvian culture and social life. It is also a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The All-Latvian Song and Dance Festival has been held since 1873, normally every five years. This i s one of the l argest song and dance festivals i n the world choir singers and conductors celebrities. Usually only folksongs and classical choir songs are sung, with emphasis on a cappella singing, but recently modern popular songs have been incorporated into the repertoire. They are not short of songs in Latvia, they have one of the largest collections of traditional folk songs i n the world, numbering over 300,000. While other countries sing: According to the authorities, it i s not as much as the Latvians do. The country is a self-proclaimed singing nation.