Danube Day 2018 in Moldova

Join us in Giurgiulesti village for a festival of the Danube, its people and culture! Communities, folk groups, artists, school children and government officials from Valeni, Djurdjulesti and Cahul will gather to celebrate local traditions and Danube solidarity. Over 1000 people are expected to attend the festival which highlights the music, dance, theatre and shared customs of riverside communities along the Prut and Danube. Folk and rock bands are on the main stage throughout the morning, while the evening brings everyone together for Hora circle dancing.

Joined also by Romanian folk ensembles and representatives from Galati administrations, the event emphasizes the role of rivers in linking communities, strengthening friendships and promoting cooperation across borders. It is organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment; Ministry of Education, Culture and Research; Cahul University; Danube Logistic and the Port of Djurdjulesti.
Date: Friday 29th June 2018; from 10:00.

If you’re aged 6-18 years and love your rivers, don’t miss the chance to enter this year’s Danube Art Master competition. The annual 14-country art extravaganza tasks children to create 3D artworks made from found riverside materials. Alternatively, you can make a 1-minute video on your ideas for sharing and protecting the Danube rivers. For details on how to enter, see the website of the Ecological Movement of Moldova, organisers of the Moldovan round of the contest. Creators of the best artworks will go on to the international Danube Art Master final later in the year.
Entry deadline: Monday 23rd July 2018.

Further information

To find out about Danube Art Master in Moldova, please contact: Elena Scobioala of the Ecological Movement of Moldova on +373 22 232 408; mem@mem.md; alecu.renita@yahoo.com.

For other Danube Day events, please contact: Dumitru Drumea at ddrumea559@gmail.com.

For more information about the Danube Connects project within the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, please email the project at danube.connects@mdrc.gov.md.

To see how all the countries celebrated in 2017, go to Review 2017. You can also revisit 14 years of Moldova's Danube Day via the general Review page.