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9th Folk Art Festival Beraginya 2016

9th Folk Art Festival Beraginya 2016
27 Jun 2016

A beautiful and authentic festival Beraginya, dedicated to the Belarusian culture and to the traditions of other nations, is an important event in Belarus’ summer calendar. In the Year of Culture the festival was first held under the patronage of the international organization UNESCO, alongside with the festival of national cultures in Grodno.
On hot days of July the festival in Polesye gathered lovers of authentic art and folklore in its ninth year. The town of Oktyabrsky, Gomel Oblast welcomed nearly 900 artists from Belarus, neighboring Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland, and also Serbia and the Czech Republic. The forum kicked off with a concert “We Welcome the Festival!”.
The program of the festival included competitions among singers, musicians and Belarusian folk dancers, the forum of instrumental choirs Dudar, a tournament of children’s folk bands. The guests of the festival also took part in ancient rites and customs during the Rudobelskoye Kupala Night celebrations, got familiar with arts and crafts at the Rudobelskaya Yarmarka fair and enjoyed theater plays and live performance of Belarusian and foreign artists.

Beraginya 2016 in pictures... 

The 9th National Folk Art Festival Beraginya 2016
The 9th National Folk Art Festival Beraginya 2016
Rudabelskaye Kupalle celebrations
Rudabelskaye Kupala Night festivities
Folk arts and crafts fair Rudobelskaya Yarmarka
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