El Grande de Grandes VII —
National Folk Festival and Dance Competition — La Esperanza, Intibucá
- The registration for Grandes de Grandes VII 2017 will open in September.
- Download information and rules for El Grande de Grandes 2016
- Online Rules of Competition for El Grande de Grande 2016
- Groups Enrolled in El Grande de Grandes 2016
EL GRANDE DE GRANDES VII EDICION 2017 will occur Saturday the 28th Of October starting at 8:30 AM in the following location:
INSTITUTO DEPARTAMENTAL DE OCCIDENTE
Barrio Plaza de Armas
La Esperanza, Intibucá
On the members of Oro Lenca organized the National Folk Festival, «El Grande de Grandes». This was a new folk dance that more than a thousand dancers attended from all regions of Honduras. It has become an importantan influential event in the national fabric of dance in Honduras. Well known and influential artists attend this highly ancipated event. The year 2012 saw the second edition of "El Grande de Grandes" occur on , again coordinated by the folk dance droup Oro Lenca.
The date for Grande de Grandes in was changed to the last Saturday in July when La Esperanza was declared the capital of Criollo Folklore. (Criollo, or creole in English, is the mixture of indigenous and Spanish folklore characteristic of the Honduran region encompassed by Intibucá.) The festival was institionalized by executive decree of the Secretary of Culture, Arts, and Sports to occur the last Saturday of July each year (except 2015) and dedicated to in memory of Rafael Manzanares Aguilar Digno, a native son of La Esperanza and recognized as the father of Honduran folklore.
The date for the next edition of El Grande de Grandes is .