Diary of the festival
9 february 2017

The Festival daisy blossomed in Brazil

TheFlag with 5-petal daisy was hoisted near the main symbol of Fortaleza city

Diary of the festival
9 february 2017

The Festival daisy blossomed in Brazil

In the northeast of Brazil in the picturesque city of Fortaleza was held the 10th Biennale of Art, Culture and Technology organized by the Brazilian National Union of Students.

More than 5000 people from 26 states and a federal district of the country came to the biggest student event of Latin America. Within 4 days Brazilian students showed their achievements in the fields of art, literature, science and technology, discussed current political and social challenges, met people and shared their experiences.

One of the key events within the Biennale was the official launch of campaign of the Festival of youth and students in Dragao do Mar culture center. The National Preparatory Committee (NPC) of Brazil, uniting 25 youth, student and public organizations, held the big presentation of WFYS 2017. The meeting was attended by the General Secretary of the WFDY Jose Angel Mauri De Toro, the president of the Continental Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Students Heidy Villuendas Ortega, the president of Brazil's National Union of Students Carina Vitral, the president of the Young Socialist Union Renan Alencar, and also the representatives of the NPC of Argentina and the Russian delegation WFYS 2017.

Participants of the meeting noted the importance of carrying out the Festival on the background of crisis events in the world, necessity of uniting and cooperation of young people throughout the world against the destructive forces that threaten the world. Mauri De Toro said that the 19th Festival would become a new page of the festival movement, which exists for already 70 years.

Heidy Villuendas Ortega emphasized the importance of the Festival for protection of democratic and civil rights of young people, as well as the opportunities that the Festival gives to young people of the whole world: to tell about the problems in their countries and regions, to share experiences and find solutions together. In her opinion, the Festival is a unique international platform for the younger generation.

At the end of the presentation everyone was able to ask questions about the Festival and receive commemorative pins and T-shirts with multicolored daisy, which symbolizes the unity of the youth of all continents.

Young Brazilians showed interest in the Festival and expressed readiness to take an active part in its preparation. On the closing day of the Biennale the Festival flag with multicolored daisy was carried in the festive procession, which passed through the streets of Fortaleza to the Atlantic Ocean, and was hoisted near the city symbol, the statue of Iracema, side by side with flags of the main youth movements of Brazil.