Springville World Folkfest brings cultures togetherPhoto
Folk dance groups from 11 countries around the world were in Springville the week of July 25 through 30 as the World Folkfest celebrated its 30th year of opera- tion. The festival of folk dance and music is one of the largest in the United States, and those attending Spanish Fork’s Fiesta Days parade on July 25 watched as more than 200 dancers walked and danced their way down the parade route.
Evening performances began July 25 and continued through July 30 at the Spring Acres Arts Park in Springville. Each evening offered an energetic and colorful show as dancers and musicians celebrated their culture traditions and shared them with their audiences.
Mongolian throat singing was performed by the visitors from Mongolia, and children from Korea showed off their skills in tradition- al Korean drumming. Other groups attending represented the countries of Bolivia, Bulgaria, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Netherlands, Puerto Rico and Po- land.