Slavic Literature and Culture Days are held in Bashkiria
UFA, 21 May 2019. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
From May 18 to 25, festive events dedicated to the Days of Slavic Literature and Culture take place in Bashkortostan. These days in the institutions of culture and education festive choral concerts, themed evenings, exhibitions of creative works of arts and crafts are organized.
On May 22, a concert will be held in the City Cultural and Leisure Center. On the same day, a festive program will be organized in the Aksakov’s Garden of Culture and Recreation.
The brightest event of the Days of Slavic Literature and Culture in our republic is expected on May 24. This day Yakutov Park will host a festive concert, which will feature the best musical compositions of Slavic folk art performed by the State Academic Choir of the Republic of Bashkortostan, children's choirs and national choirs of the republic.
On May 25, in the village of Nikolo-Beryozovka, Krasnokamsk District, the Republican folklore festival “Nikola Veshny” will be held. This holiday traditionally takes place since 1994 on the Days of Slavic Literature and Culture and coincides with the holiday of Nikola the Wonderworker Berezovsky (Nikola Vershny). The best folklore groups and bell-ringers of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Republic of Tatarstan, the Udmurt Republic and the Perm Territory take part in it.
Also on May 25, in the village of Krasny Yar of the Ufa district, the Republican folklore festival of an old Russian song will be held.
The Days of Slavic Literature and Culture are celebrated annually in all Slavic countries on May 24. For the first time in Russia at the state level, this day was celebrated in 1863 in connection with the 1000th anniversary of the creation of the Slavic alphabet by Saints Cyril and Methodius, in the same year a decree was issued to celebrate the Day of Remembrance of Saints Cyril and Methodius on May 11 (24th in new style).
The holiday was revived in 1986, and in 1991 it received the status of a state one.