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Festival of national traditions in Khabarovsk

In November 2013, a ceremonial reception hall of the Azerbaijan restaurant “Ali” gathered mothers of various Nations to participate in the Festival of national traditions, dedicated to mother’s day and the birthday of the Assembly of the peoples of Khabarovsk Krai.

The festival was organized by the “Assembly of the peoples of the Khabarovsk Krai”, the Women’s club “Friendship without borders” and Autonomous nonprofit organization “Children and adults” with the support of the Khabarovsk regional branch of all-Russian Azerbaijani Congress.

The celebration began with words of gratitude to mothers, representatives of the national associations, they on this festive evening received flowers from the hands of Valery Hidirova, the acting President of the Council of Assembly of peoples of Khabarovsk Krai.

The audience and participants of the first “Festival of national traditions” was lucky enough not only to divide the tea party in Uzbek, but to listen to Orthodox ritual singing, learning traditional bow in Korean, to get acquainted with Yakutian rite of blessing, go through a cleansing ritual of indigenous peoples of the North, to admire the Ukrainian rite of dressing the bride in front of the crown, to be treated with Tatar chak-chak at the wedding, to hear a Buddhist rite of ancestor worship, to see a Ukrainian “Generous evening” and to celebrate the Jewish Sabbath.

All this became possible due to the fact that Khabarovsk regional public organization “Assembly of peoples of Khabarovsk Krai”, the women’s club “Friendship without borders” and Autonomous noncommercial organization “Children and adults” created a project called “the Festival of national traditions, dedicated to mother’s day”. Participation in the regional competition for subsidies from the regional budget for NGOs ended in victory, “the Assembly of peoples of Khabarovsk Krai” received a grant for its implementation.

The festival participants came to the feast dressed in national costumes, sounded folk music, and in the air hung the delicious smell of national dishes, which were lined with tables. Each national Association has prepared a statement to acquaint the audience with his ritual, tradition or custom.

The jury amounted to the audience. Each public organization in a special list issued by the organisers, put down marks for the skills of participants in the nominations “the Best demonstration of national traditions and rites”, “the Best product of decorative-applied art”, “the Best dish of national cuisine”, “Best presentation of national costume”, “Creative project “Family album” and others.

The jury members were generous with high ratings. Therefore, none of the participants was left without a diploma. While the organizers summed up the results, the audience managed to see the concert, in which were fiery and performance of Roma public organization “Young Gypsies”, and the dance with swords performed by the Khabarovsk Cossacks.

Festive mood and the atmosphere of friendship was the main achievement. festival. According to participants, has never been so interesting and unusual is not the event took place the Assembly of the peoples of Khabarovsk Krai.