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The large-scale festival movement is one of the distinguishing features of the cultural life of Vitebsk. Every year more than fifty international, city, regional and district festivals are held in the city with the participation of teams from far and near the border. One of the most famous city festivals is the International Festival of Arts "Slavyanski Bazaar". Over the past few years, it has become a large-scale and grandiose holiday, which covers a wide range of spheres of cultural life. At the annual festival, children's art, pop art, crafts, folklore, cinema, theater, circus, fashion, painting and much more are widely represented.
There are a lot of cozy restaurants and cafes in Vitebsk, among which one of the most popular is the restaurant "Zolotoy Drakon". This is the only institution in the city that specializes in … Open
The festival was organized in 1992 for the first time. Since then the Summer Amphitheater remains the permanent venue for its main events. The main goal of the festival is the search for mutual understanding between representatives of different cultures. There is an international holiday and a permanent symbol - cornflowers, the image of which is stylized under note on logos. The meaning of this symbol is extremely simple - cornflower since ancient times was considered an amulet and symbol of peace among the Slavic people. The holiday is held every year in the middle of July, at this time Vitebsk is always visited by a lot of guests.
The main events of the large-scale festival are the performances of well-known musical groups and competitions, in which young talents take part. To diversify the program of rest to visitors of the holiday, visiting of interesting excursions and exhibitions is offered. The Art museum and a number of other cultural institutions accept active participation in the cultural life of the city. For a few years the number of permanent participants of the festival has increased by hundreds of times. Today the "Slavyanski Bazaar in Vitebsk" is one of the most significant and large-scale holidays of the country. Copyright
The historical and cultural heritage of the city is incredibly diverse and numerous. The most important historical symbol of Vitebsk is the Local Lore Museum, located in the building of the … Open
The International Music Festival named Sollertinsky was called upon to revive and develop the cultural traditions of Vitebsk. This project is a non-profit action, the main goal of which is the encouragement of students' creative activity. Everyone can take part in it, regardless of the course of study, and everyone can submit up to three of his works for the contest. Every year about 200 students take part in the festival.
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