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02 July 2016, 13:13

Vyshyvanka Day celebrations in Minsk

Despite summer heat thousands of people flocked to the area near the Minsk Palace of Sports to take part in Vyshyvanka Day on 2 July. Minsk residents and guests were invited to a large-scale trade show of arts and crafts.

The exhibition fair featured various souvenirs, clothes, string bracelets and other accessories decorated with the Belarusian ornament.

Craftsmen also offered visitors souvenir making classes. Craftswoman from Vetka District Yelena Demchikhina says that weaving is both her profession and hobby.

The Vyshyvanka Day visitors were offered to make souvenirs by themselves. Youngsters from Armenia and Bangladesh enjoyed coloring wooden figurines and trying on T-shirts embroidered with the Belarusian national ornament.

The Vyshyvanka Day celebrations started with an art parade.

Partaking in the parade were representatives of art and folk bands, cheerleaders, participants of the Spring Queen beauty pageant, reenactors, representatives of various subcultures. They were followed by the museum-bus “Flowers of the Great Victory”, bikers and vintage cars.

Guests of the event were presented with embroidered ribbons.

A fashion show of embroidered outfit from Belarusian designers.

Knights' fights from Belarusian reenactment clubs

The celebrations wrapped up with Disco-folk Vyshyvanka.by and A Battle of DJs

Svetlana Savko

Photo by Maxim Guchek and Ramil Nasibulin

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