Folklorama Draws 426,000 ‘Travellers’ to Tour the World

Folklorama Draws 426,000 ‘Travellers’ to Tour the World

Folklorama United Kingdom Pavilion
Dancers perform at Folklorama’s United Kingdom Pavilion on Thursday, August 6, 2015. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

This year’s Folklorama attracted an estimated 426,000 visitors to take a trip around the world, all without leaving Winnipeg.

The 46th annual edition of the festival included 43 multicultural pavilions from August 2-15.

“We received so much positive feedback — directly from visitors and through social media — about how much fun people had as they did their best to see it all,” said Zaleena Salaam, Folklorama president.

“This encouraging public response means the world to our 20,000 incredible volunteers. They make the Festival happen, year after year.”

The festival also brought out 120 group tours, welcoming tourists from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, England, Germany, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, and St. Lucia.

Next year’s Folklorama is July 31 — August 13, 2016.

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