XXVIII The International Festival of Arts "Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk"
The International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” is the largest cultural forum in the Republic of Belarus uniting countries and continents. Its aim is expressed in its slogan - “Through arts to peace and mutual understanding”.
The Festival has won international acclaim and is held on a global scale. Alongside the representatives of the Slavic countries, “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” has invited participants from all the five continents.
The uniqueness of the Festival is proved by the long cultural traditions of the city on the Western Dvina River. The diverse creativity of the masters of the past, who made the Vitebsk land famous, has greatly contributed to the European cultural heritage. The beginning of the 20th century is known in history as the century of the Vitebsk Renaissance.
Vitebsk is the capital of festivals. At the end of the last century it hosted jazz festivals and received the guests of the All-Union Festival of the Polish Song twice.
Today, the city is famous for numerous international art, music and choreography festivals. “Slavianski Bazaar” was launched in July 1992. Its first edition gathered over a thousand participants from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, the USA, Canada, Australia, Poland and Georgia.