After hard arrangements we started out the international exchanges. Both "Baladre" and the group of flageolet "La Xafigà" joined the "Raduno Internazionale di Mongolfiere" festival in Fragneto, Campania.
La Tacaratta gave the visit back with their folklore from the South of Italy.
We could know and enjoy the folklore from Provence, during their visit in Spring. That Autumn, it was Baladre who offered our own dances in Saint Tropez, during the International Boat-Race of October.
In August, "Baladre" met again the Sannio International Folk Festival in Fragneto and surroundings.
"LaTacaratta" come to Muro in October and did their best during the stage in our land.
Place: Klanxbüll, (Friesland) -Group:Trachtengruppe Wiedingarde
VIII International Festival in Alenquer, Estremadura. We interchanged our own experiences with many Portuguese groups, not only from Lisbon area but all over the country.
Os Camponeses de Canados joined our XVIII St.Anthony's Festival in January 2001. They offered a variety of dances from many places in Portugal.