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National Festival of Folk Art ‘Beraginya 2016’
23/06/2016 - 26/06/2016Oktyabrsky, Gomel Region
Department of Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of the Oktyabrsky Executive Committee of Gomel Region (Belarrús)
Svetlana Anatolevna Berezovskaya, Larisa Alekseevna Kazakova

The founders of the festival are the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the Gomel regional Executive Committee, the Oktyabrsky district Executive Committee and the public association Belarusian Fund of Culture. The festival of folk art Beraginya was based on the presentation of living traditions of folk art, dance and song, the authentic culture of Belarusians. The distinctive peculiarity of the festival is the wide participation of children and youth, who become familiar with the folk art due to the succession of traditions. The festival programme includes contests and concerts by choirs and solo singers, instrumental, dance and other traditional arts, exhibitions of decorative and applied arts, round tables on the topic and masterclasses of traditional culture. The festival is an important step in the efforts to preserve, master and pass on our ancestors’ traditions to the new generation.

11th Republican Festival of Ethnic Cultures
03/06/2016 - 04/06/2016Grodno
Republican Government Body (Belarrús)
Svetlov Boris, Minister of Culture

The Republican Festival of Ethnic Cultures has been held in the Republic of Belarus since 1996. lt provides a demonstration of the cultures of national minorities that live in Belarus. The festival is held every two years. lt consists of qualifying rounds in the regions of the country and the concluding events in Grodno (two or three days). Representatives of 35-38 nationalities participate in the festival.
The festival programme includes concerts, exhibitions of traditional crafts, national cuisines, literature, demonstrations of films, traditional folk games and rites, costumes and musical instruments.
Representatives of the governmental bodies of the Republic of Belarus, UNESCO, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the diplomatic corps and heads of religious confessions usually take part in the festival.