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2 Feb 2016

Grodno to host Festival of National Cultures on 4-5 June 2016

MINSK, 2 February (BelTA) – The 11th Festival of National Cultures will be held in Grodno on 4-5 June, Belarus’ Commissioner for Religious and Ethnic Affairs Leonid Gulyako told reporters, BelTA has learned.

According to him, a meeting of the organizing committee for this event was held recently under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister Natalia Kochanova hosted. “This year the two-day festival will bring together about 800 participants. Regional selection tours have already been held,” Leonid Gulyako said.

The Festival of National Cultures in Belarus is held every two years. It starts in districts and oblasts. The final events are held in Grodno. The forum brings together representatives of all national minorities living in Belarus, contributes to the preservation of the national identity and promotes understanding and mutual enrichment of cultures. In terms of the format the festival is unmatched in the world.

The Festival of National Cultures was first held in Grodno in 1996. The founders are the Culture Ministry of Belarus, the Office of the Commissioner for Religious and Ethnic Affairs, Center of National Cultures, the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee and Grodno City Hall.

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