Belarusian people cherish living folklore traditions, notes President Alexander Lukashenko during Kupalie holiday (Alexandria Gathers Friends)
The Head of State took part in the celebrations and attended the Paparat Kvetka (Fern Flower) youth musical. When opening the holiday, Mr. Lukashenko emphasised that Belarusian people don’t forget their songs, fairy tales and customs which have been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years. “This is our great legacy,” asserted the President. “This tradition is living as long as it takes something new from today. Every year the festival in Alexandria showcases huge potential of Belarusian traditional culture and offers vast opportunities for creative searches.”
Over the years of festival’s existence, the event welcomed many bands and singers from various countries and regions of Belarus. “Traditional folk art is the most democratic. It has a place for everyone who did their best to reach genuine mastery,” added the President.
The Head of State accentuated that ‘folk art is close to everyone as it comes from people’s souls’. It is not accidental that the stage in Alexandria brings together renowned professional and amateur art groups, as well as acknowledged artists and children’s ensembles.
In addition, Mr. Lukashenko wished happy Kupalie to all guests and expressed hope that this festival will be a bright and memorable event.