Belarus' Rakov to host festival of cultures 10 September

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 12:24  |  Written by  BelTA

The program will comprise the presentations of Belarusian, Polish, Lithuanian and Jewish cultures

The festival of cultures Rakauski Fest will be held for the second time in the agro-town of Rakov, Volozhin District on 10 September, BelTA learned from the organizers of the event.

The program will comprise the presentations of Belarusian, Polish, Lithuanian and Jewish cultures. The Rakauski Fest will feature music and dance companies from Belarus, Poland and Lithuania, the town of craftsmen, the expositions “Poland is a country of the UNESCO World Heritage sites”, “Valeri Haishun – a Master of the Jewish Doll”, “Exhibition of Illustrations for Israeli Children's Books” and others. Visitors will be invited to take part in a quest about the city of Rakov of the 1930s and taste dishes of the national cuisines of the countries presented at the festival.

The opening ceremony of the festival will take place in Svobody Square at 16.00. The fest is organized by the department of ideology, culture and youth affairs of the Volozhin District Executive Committee, the Rakov Rural Executive Committee, the Embassy of Poland in Belarus, the Polish Institute in Minsk. The project is also supported by the Embassy of Israel in Belarus.

Rakov is considered to be a multicultural place. Different nations lived and worked in peace there for many centuries. Rakov saw the peak of its development in the 1930s when the town was located virtually at the border between Poland and the Soviet Union.

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