Vilnius centre of ethnic culture organizes the international folklore festival - “Skamba skamba kankliai” in Vilnius, Lithuania. The 38th festival will be held from May 27-30, 2010 and is the oldest International Folklore Festival in Lithuania. Vilnius ethnic culture centre presents cultural activities, festivals and concerts that serve to promote and preserve the authentic cultural traditions of Lithuania. Folklore ensembles are invited who incorporate instruments in their ensemble group.
The Festival has been taking place in Vilnius since 1973. Each spring, during the last week of May, the Sereikiškės Park and yards of the Old Town are filled with songs and dances of our ancestors. Country singers, dancers, musicians from different ethnographic regions of Lithuania take part in the Festival. Over 30 folklore groups from Vilnius are regular participants of the Festival. Guests from the Baltic States and other foreign countries arrive to perform in Vilnius annually. The Festival is visited by about 20 thousand people each year.