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Ivye Tomato Festival

In Pictures 18.08.2018 | 20:39
Ivye resident Daniil Lapata
Ivye resident Daniil Lapata

The tomato festival was held in Ivye for the second time. Ivye is by right considered the tomato capital of Grodno Oblast. Every year local farmers supply over 4,500 tonnes of these vitamin-rich vegetables all over Belarus and the near abroad. The festival was wholly dedicated to Ivye-grown tomatoes. According to a tradition launched last year, the first jar of fresh tomatoes was pickled on the main stage. Visitors were treated with a gigantic tomato sandwich that was 4.25 meters long. The contests for the biggest tomato and the best tomato dish were held during the festival. The festival wrapped up with flying a tomato air balloon.

The event was organized by the Ivye District Executive Committee.

Ivye Tomato Festival
Ivye Tomato Festival

Chairman of the Ivye District Executive Committee Alexander Bulak
Chairman of the Ivye District Executive Committee Alexander Bulak

Head of the culture department of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee Yelena Klimovich (on the right) receives a basket of tomatoes
Head of the culture department of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee Yelena Klimovich (on the right) receives a basket of tomatoes

Opening ceremony
Opening ceremony

Visitors were treated with a gigantic tomato sandwich that was 4.25 meters long.
Visitors were treated with a gigantic tomato sandwich that was 4.25 meters long.

Grodno Oblast Deputy Governor Ivan Zhuk
Grodno Oblast Deputy Governor Ivan Zhuk

According to a tradition launched last year, the first jar of fresh tomatoes was pickled on the main stage. Deputy Chair of the Ivye District Executive Committee Lidia Nosul, Chairman of the Ivye District Executive Committee Alexander Bulak and head of the ideology, culture and youth department at the Ivye District Executive Committee Svetlana Kishkel (left to right).
According to a tradition launched last year, the first jar of fresh tomatoes was pickled on the main stage. Deputy Chair of the Ivye District Executive Committee Lidia Nosul, Chairman of the Ivye District Executive Committee Alexander Bulak and head of the ideology, culture and youth department at the Ivye District Executive Committee Svetlana Kishkel (left to right).

Photo by Leonid Shcheglov

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