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    The 50th anniversary of the Folklife Festival came to a close Sunday evening with a Salute to Youth Circus and a ceremonial stomp through the sawdust carpet. Today the National Mall begins transforming into its normal state, but in about forty-six short weeks we’ll do it all again! So far, the 2018 Festival is set to feature programs about Catalonia and Armenia—and more to come—with a focus on cultural heritage industries. Stay tuned to the Festival Blog for videos and interviews from this year and updates about the next.

    We must thank all of our tireless participants for traveling from across town and the country and the world to share with us their passions, their stories, and their expertise. And thank you to our visitors, for opening your ears, eyes, and minds to these communities. It’s an honor to share these two weeks with you all.

    Elisa Hough is the editor for the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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