26.05.2013 - UNESCO Office in Moscow

The Third International Festival "Ethnorainbow" held in Russian Federation

The Cultural and Educational Centre ETHNOMIR welcomed its guests to jointly celebrate the Third International Festival of Traditional Cultures and Crafts “ETNORAINBOW” on 21- 25 May, 2013.

The Festival was held with the support of the UNESCO Moscow Office, the Ministries of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Culture of the Kaluga region, and the Moscow House of Nationalities.  Partners of the Festival were the Cultural Development Fund of Azerbaijan, the Russian University of Friendship of Peoples and the Kaluga State University. 

On 21 May, 2013 ETHNOMIR celebrated the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and on the opening ceremony of the Festival the message from the Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs. Irina Bokova, on the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development was proclaimed.

Located in the Kaluga region, ETHNOMIR has already become a favourite destination for many cultural activities of Russian citizens. On behalf of the Minister of Culture of the Kaluga region Alexander Ivanovich Tipakov, who supports ETHNOMIR’s work from the ground up, all guests were welcomed by the leading specialist of folk art Marina Alekseevna Zavalishina. Furthermore, Svetlana Anatolyevna Chepurnova, a honoured worker of culture and representative of the Moscow House of Nationalities, held a welcoming speech.

For five days, 21-25 May, the streets of the “World Street” featured “Planet’s Many Faces" excursion tours, as well as "information kiosks" as some kind of electronic terminals and widgets, by which everyone could get acquainted with the elements of cultural heritage of the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Festival was completed with a large-scale and vibrant concert-game programme “ETNORADUGA MIRA” (“World’s Rainbow”) on 25 May, 2013.

Visitors of this vibrant and lively event took part in traditional games and activities which were organized by the Interregional Association "Igrai gorod".  Accompanied by live ethnographic music instruments, folk bands and artists from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Republic of Moldova, Russia and Ukraine rehearsed old folk dances and folk songs with the audience.




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