#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. This year the Big Argish ethnic festival celebrates its tenth anniversary. But due to the epidemic situation, the organizers decided to spend the holiday on a less scale than usual. Nevertheless, an entertainment program was prepared for the northerners. For example, in the Dolgoye Lake recreation park, you can visit the festive labyrinth and admire the ice ethnos camp. Norilsk residents are also invited to share the brightest memories of the festival.
According to the Norilsk Development Agency, in order to participate in the competition, you need to publish the best shots from the Big Argish of any year on your Instagram page. Under the photo, you should note what memories the festival brings to you, put the hashtags #большойаргиш2020, #фотоаргиш2020 и #зимаэтохорошо and be subscribed to @arnorilsk and @severartisan pages.
Please publish your photos by November 20 inclusive. The results of the competition will be announced on the 23rd. The authors of the three best publications, according to the jury, will receive prizes – cotton shopping bags, bandanas and thermoses from the collaboration collection of Occhii New York designers and Arctic masters.
“We are sure you have accumulated a lot of vivid shots and memories from Big Argish. Share them: let’s fill the feed with the mood of the North and the atmosphere of Argish!” – encourage the organizers of the competition.
Let us remind you that the Big Argish festival has been held in Taimyr since 2010. The organizer of the ethnic festival dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North culture is the Norilsk Development Agency with funding from Norilsk Nickel and the Norilsk and Taimyr authorities’ support.
Last year’s holiday was dedicated to ethnic fairy tales and was held at two venues – in Norilsk and Dudinka, and its culmination was a light show on Komsomolskaya square.
This time, Big Argish will start on November 14, but due to the coronavirus and security measures, it will be held in a truncated format. So, in the Lake Dolgoye recreation park the townspeople will be able to visit the festive labyrinth and the ice ethno-stand. On two evenings, November 14 and 15, the facade of the Polar Drama Theater will become a screen for spectacular video mapping. In addition, the city’s cafes and restaurants have developed a special festival menu that can be appreciated until November 23.