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26 April , 13:34

National cultures festival "Ufa - the city of friendship and unity" starts in Ufa on May 1

On the Spring and Labor holiday, May 1, the festival of national cultures, "Ufa - the city of friendship and unity," starts in Ufa.

The holiday will be held in several stages, from May 1 to November 4. All city and republic residents will be able to participate in the events without restrictions on gender and age. A prerequisite for participating in providing video and audio materials of the performance to the organizing committee. Applicants who pass the pre-selection will be sent an application form.

On May 1 at 12.00, residents and guests of the capital are invited to the Pervomaisky Park of Culture and Leisure for the first stage of the festival. There will be a competition in choreographic creativity, instrumental music, vocals, and folk ritual compositions. Guests can expect exhibitions of artworks, photo portraits, books by national authors and materials about heroes, cuisine and folk crafts fairs, and master classes in national sports.

A fountain will be launched in Pervomaisky Park as part of the celebration. Solemn opening ceremonies of the city “Melody of Spring” fountains" will start in Ufa on April 27.

The second stage of the competition will take place in the summer. It includes a round of multimedia presentations, performances by the best bands, exhibitions, fairs, and master classes on the embankment of the Belaya River. The third stage will be timed to coincide with the National Unity Day. Within its framework, on November 4, a gala concert and an awards ceremony will be held with the participation of the best bands.

“The large-scale annual project was held with the aim of cultural cooperation, strengthening creative ties, and exchanging experience. Choreographic, vocal, and instrumental groups showed numbers from their repertoire, reflecting the originality and uniqueness of the cultures of each nation. We are resuming a good tradition. Now the festival will be held in a new format, and anyone can participate.” The festival of national cultures, "Ufa - the city of friendship and unity," is held to preserve interethnic, interfaith harmony and ethnocultural development of peoples to implement the decree of the President of the Russian Federation "On the Strategy of the state national policy of the Russian Federation for the period until 2025," Bashinform News Agency was told in the department for culture and art of the administration of Ufa.

The history of the festival dates back to 2011. The project of the same name used to be a festival of municipal professional creative teams.

The founders are the Palace of Culture "Motorostroitel" and the City Cultural and Leisure Center with the support of the Department of Culture and Art of the Ufa Administration.

Translated by:Tatyana Aksyutina
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