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85 countries announced their participation in World Folk Competition

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85 countries announced their participation in World Folk Competition


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The World Folk Competition promises to be one of the largest in terms of the number of participants, the head of the Russian House of Folk Art named after Polenov and the Russian Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Russian Federation Commission for UNESCO Tamara Purtova said. She spoke about this in a speech at the round table entitled “6th World Folk Competition CIOFF - 300 days before the start”, the website of the Ministry of Culture reports.

The main topic of discussion was the preparation for the largest international cultural event of 2020 in Russia.

Note that the 6th World Folk Competition would be held in Ufa in 2020. It takes place every four years. The task of this large-scale event is to show the diversity of the cultural heritage of mankind and contribute to its preservation. The main part of the festival of 2020 will traditionally consist of artistic performances. Visitors will enjoy folk games, acquaintances with artisans who have preserved ancient traditions, master classes and lectures.

Bashkiria will be divided into nine festival districts; several dozen venues will open. According to Tatyana Purtova, eighty-five countries have already confirmed that they were going to come to the forum. Each country will be represented by one folklore group. To date, the names of seventy-four groups are already known.

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