Arctic Lights folk festival takes place in St. Petersburg

Arctic Lights folk festival takes place in St. Petersburg

October 18, 2023

Visitors will enjoy master classes, folk groups’ performances, conversations with shamans and much more.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The first festival Arctic Lights, dedicated to the cultures of indigenous peoples of the Arctic regions of Russia, opened in St. Petersburg.

The main site of the event features numerous sculptures dedicated to the Russian Arctic’s most famous points – the Severnaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land archipelagos, the Barents and other Arctic seas. There is a separate exhibition there that tells about the vibrant northern peoples with their rich culture.

“The Arctic is not only the economy, not only projects for the development of its deposits, first of all, it is the people who live there, it is their culture, their heritage… We are holding this event so that residents and guests of our city can touch the history, culture of peoples and so that the Arctic becomes closer to them”, said German Shirokov, the St. Petersburg Committee for Arctic Affairs’ chairman.

Everyone will be able to take part in master classes on making traditional jewelry, knitting dolls, applying ethnic ornaments and creating patterns characteristic of different nations, get acquainted with the structure of the northern chum and, most importantly, communicate with representatives of indigenous peoples who will happily answer a variety of questions about the culture and history of their ethnic groups, TASS reported.

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Text: Elena Popova, Photo: Denis Kozhevnikov

October 18, 2023

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