Chopin’s exact birth date remains doubtful to this day. Some sources quote February 22nd 1810, while others claim that the composer was born on March 1st. These contradictions have become an opportunity to celebrate the great composer’s birthday for a full eight days. This is how this Festival was conceived, with numerous recitals given in concert halls and restaurants and in the street. Classical music apart, folk, jazz, and music for children are performed as well.