229 Festivals all over the world celebrating their Festivals in the spirit of Living Traditions
Since 1970, CIOFF (Conseil International des Organisations de Festivals de Folklore et d'Arts Traditionnels) and CIOFF Festivals have been working for the safeguarding, promotion and diffusion of traditional culture.
At present, CIOFF has 110 member countries all over the world, with 68 National Sections, 12 Associate Members, and 30 Corresponding Members. It is estimated that over 1 million people, including over 30,000 folklore dance and music groups and folk arts organizations, are associated with CIOFF through their National Sections worldwide. All CIOFF Festivals have visiting folklore groups from around the world as their guests, and, all together, they are presenting and sharing their cultures.
In 2015 CIOFF is celebrating its 45th Anniversary, as well as the 70th Anniversary of UNESCO.