Articles / "The Tree of Life", a vepses festival

"The Tree of Life", a vepses festival

Subject / Art/Festivals, holidays, shows

“DEREVO ZHIZNY” (“TREE OF LIFE”), Veps festival – a holiday of Veps culture. Veps name is “Elon Pu”. The festival was organized in 1987 in Vinnitsy Village, Podporozhye District, one of the centres of Veps culture, on the initiative of the Culture Administration under the Leningrad Oblast Executive Committee and the Leningrad Oblast Science and Methodology Centre of Folk Art and Education. The festival is annually held in the second half of June. The participants of the festival are delegations from Veps districts of the Leningrad Oblast, Vologda Oblast and Karelian Republic, folk groups from different regions of the Russian Federation and Estonian Republic, who represented the art of Finno-Ugric peoples, closely related to the Veps. The framework of the festival includes a fair of folk trades and crafts, exhibitions of painting and displays of traditional Veps culture. During the first Veps festival in Ozera Village, Podporozhye District (ref. Ozera, a group of Veps villages) a scientific and practical conference, dedicated to the issues of preservation of Veps language and culture, was organized. The festival became traditional and is held in different settlements of Podporozhye District with Veps citizens, including Ozera Village, Kurba Settlement, Nemzhe Village. Apart from the All Veps festival in Podporozhye District, same name local festivities are organized in the most picturesque settlements of other districts of the Leningrad Oblast.

Yegorov, Sergey Borisovich

Neighbouring Territories/Estonia
Neighbouring Territories/Karelian Republic
Leningrad Oblast, the/Podporozhye District/Kurba Settlement
Leningrad Oblast, the/Podporozhye District/Ozera Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Podporozhye District/Vinnitsi Village
Neighbouring Territories/Vologda Oblast, the

Лапин В.А. «Дерево жизни» — праздник вепсов // Этнография Петербурга–Ленинграда. Материалы ежегодных научных чтений. Л., 1988., С.44-46

Subject Index

Mentioned in articles:

Art festivals
ARTS FESTIVALS, festivals of achievements in different kinds of art. As a rule, they are regularly held in most towns and some villages of the Leningrad Oblast. Since 1980 one of the oldest oblast festivals “Teatralnaya Vesna” (“Theatre Spring”)... more

Flklore centres
FOLKLORE CENTRES. The program of culture development in the Leningrad Oblast is worked out taking into account multiethnic population and it stimulates creation of conditions for revival, preservation and development of native population’s national... more

Holiday culture of the Leningard Oblast
THE LENINGRAD OBLAST CULTURE OF FESTIVITIES. Festivity is an impressive demonstration of national culture and has deep personal and social sense. The Leningrad Oblast Government worked out a special-purpose program of festivity arrangement.... more

Learning - Methodical Centre of Culture and Art of the Leningrad Oblast
THE LENINGRAD OBLAST EDUCATION AND METHODOLOGY CENTRE OF CULTURE AND ART (LO EMC CA) (15, B. Morskaya st., Spb). It was founded in 1939 as the Oblast House of Amateur Talent Activities, it was reorganized several times. The main purpose... more

Podporozhye Central Library, the
THE PODPOROZHYE CENTRAL LIBRARY (9 Lenin Prospekt, Podporozhye Town). The library was founded in 1944. In 1977 in the process of integration of the district libraries into a centralized library network it was given the status of central district... more

Podporozhye District
PODPOROZHYE DISTRICT, municipal entity. Population: 35,200. Area: 7705.5 sq. km. Located in the north-east of Leningrad Oblast. In the north-west and north, it borders Olonets, Pryazha, and Prionezhsky Districts of the Republic of Karelia; in the... more

Radogoshch, village
RADOGOSCH, a village in Boksitogorsk District. Population: 320. Located in the basin of the Lid River. The Veps name of the village is Arskaht. R. has access to the Novaya Ladoga-Yaroslavl route via a motor road. Settlements on the “Radogosch-lake”... more

Strelnikov, Aleksey Vladimirovich (1942 - 2005), an actor
STRELNIKOV, Aleksey Vladimirovich (1942–2005), director, artist. In 1966 he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema (teacher N.P. Akimov). He worked as a teacher at Arts College (Odessa City), Institute of Culture... more

Vinnitsi Rural Library, the
VINNITSI VILLAGE LIBRARY (Vinnitsi Village, 64 Sovetskaya Street). The library was opened in the village before 1917 (the precise date of the foundation is unknown). Fom 1977 to 2005 the library was integrated into centralized library network as its... more

Vinnitsi, village
VINNITSI, a village in Podporozhye District. Population: 2158. It is located in the upper reach of the Oyat River. Veps name: Vingl. It is supposed that the Russian name of the village is related to the Veps word “venianik” = Russian. Current... more

Yaroslavichi, village
YAROSLAVICHI, a village in Podporozhye District. Population: 216. Located on the right bank of the Oyat River. The motor road connecting the village to Vinnitsi and Alyokhovschina extends cross Y. The Russian name is related to the ancient Slav name... more