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"Wreath of Plussa", an oblast folk art festival

Subject / Art/Festivals, holidays, shows

“PLIUSSKY VENOK” (“PLIUSSA GARLAND”), oblast festival of amateur and folk art. It was organized in 1999 in Slantsi Town, it is held annually, as a rule, in the summer. Founders – the Leningrad Oblast Government Culture Committee, the Leningrad Oblast Education and Methodology Centre of Culture and Art, Municipal Institution “Slantsevsky Raion” (“Slantsi District”). The festival is aimed at giving support to folk culture and crafts, at revival and renewal of culture traditions. The participants of the festival are amateur groups from the Leningrad Oblast, St.Petersburg and other regions of Russia. The contestants show programmes which reflect their regional art traditions, features of folklore, of customs and ceremonies, folk trades. Musical and theatre amateur groups, single folk performers and narrators of fairy tales take part in the festival. Puppet shows are organized; balalaika players, psaltery players, horn players, wooden spoon players also perform; craftsmen demonstrate their handicrafts.

Illarionova, Irina Nikolayevna

Leningrad Oblast, the/Slantsi District/Slantsi Town

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Бесчастная В.М. «Плюсский венок» на Сланцевской ярмарке // Область культуры, 2004, № 10., 36-38

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Learning - Methodical Centre of Culture and Art of the Leningrad Oblast

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