2014 NATO Festival

See our fantastic photos from the NATO Festival, April 2014

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Pillerkaar, Estonian Folk Dancers from the Washington, DC Metro Area performed at the NATO Festival on April 26, 2014 in Norfolk, Virginia.

The mission of the NATO Festival is to recognize and celebrate the international influence the NATO Command in Norfolk, VA, and its 28 member nations.  Festival events included education programs for children, cultural events to engage all citizens, and opportunities to empower industries.

Norfolk NATO Festival is the longest continuously running Festival in the Hampton Roads region, and the only one of its kind in the United States which honors the NATO Alliance and its member nations. In the more than 50 years since its inception, the NATO Festival has developed into a nonprofit corporation which produces numerous cultural and educational events that are attended annually by thousands of people.  Its goals include creating new friendships, providing a basis for cultural exchange, recognizing the military’s role in maintaining peace in the world, and pursuing new lines of trade between Norfolk and the world.

Pillerkaar was proud to represent our own Estonia at this NATO Festival with a repertoire of traditional Estonian folk dances as there were only two other folk dancing groups which performed (Germany and Poland)! 

Pillerkaar WDC,
Apr 29, 2014, 2:19 PM