In May 1998 our town hosted the first Folk Art Festival for Children "Bobocelul". Cahul boasts rich traditions in children's folk dance: several ensembles work in town, most of them represent Moldova regularly at various international festivals abroad. The launch of the Folk Dance Festival for Children "Bobocelul" was thus a natural happening. The festival featured groups from Moldova, Romania, Russia and Ukraine. The Children danced and sang, their teachers shared their experiences in education, and the town lived a period of a fairy tale holiday.
Although the Festival went very well, it has not become a regular one. We very much hope that the new date of the second edition of the festival will be announced soon. Then we could truly say: "Dear friends, welcome to Cahul, the Festival Capital of Moldova!"