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1996: A Year of Celebration

The Festival is a good place to celebrate. Twenty years ago, in 1976, the Festival of American Folklife was a centerpiece in the nation's Bicentennial. It was three months long, with programs from thirty-five nations, every region of the United States, and scores of occupational, ethnic, and American Indian groups on the Mall, as well as touring programs in some 100 cities and towns.

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