On October 6, the village crafts center for the ninth time gathered craftsmen and amateur groups from our region, as well as from Klichevsky, Osipovichsky, Khotimsky, Glusky, Slavgorod, Krasnopolsky, Chaussky regions. Within the framework of the Integration and Cooperation Week, held on the eve of the V Forum of the Regions of Belarus and Russia, delegations from the Vetluzhsky, Vorotynsky and Vologda regions of the Russian Federation attended the event.
The holiday of national craftsmanship creates conditions for the support and popularization of crafts, strengthens creative ties between craftsmen and groups, identifies original young creators and annually expands the geography of participants. The Belarusian Peace Fund participated in the festival as one of the sponsors.
The festival program was traditionally distinguished by its diversity. Here were held master classes of craftsmen, exhibitions and sales of products of decorative and applied arts and agricultural products, farmsteads of village councils, agricultural enterprises worked, games, folk amusements, rides were organized, a Belarusian song and pottery and pottery competition was held. Guests of the “farm” were able to see a presentation of autumn rites with elements of theatricalization, evaluate Belarusian dishes, and attend the opening of the “Pottery Yard”. For the first time, the Cossacks took part in the festival, deploying the Cossack camp. They introduced the audience with their traditions and way of life, organized demonstrations of horse racing and possession of the sword.
Concert performances of creative teams were held throughout the festival day, delighting the audience with their energy, mood, enthusiasm and, of course, talent. The main goal – to unite the creative forces of people keen on folk traditions, songs and holidays – was achieved.