The latvian song and dance festival (latvian vispārējie latviešu dziesmu un deju svētki) are one of the largest amateur choral events in the world and an important event in latvian culture and social life. it is also a masterpiece of the o**l and intangible heritage of humanity. the all-latvian song and dance festival have been held since 1873, normally every five years. during the festival exhibitions of photography, art and folk craft, orchestra concerts, and a festive parade also take place. events and competitions leading up to the event occur throughout the period between festivals.