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From Vyborg pretzels to Gatchina weddings: In the Leningrad region, an inventory of intangible cultural heritage is being compiled


In the Leningrad region, a list of masterpieces of intangible cultural heritage has been compiled. It will also include Vyborg pretzels.

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In the Leningrad region, a regional list of objects of intangible cultural heritage has been compiled. It will include the most famous rituals, traditions and folk crafts for which the region is famous. These are, for example, the famous Vyborg pretzels, Yamburg ceramics, Izora toys and much more. about that Vladimir Tsoi, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Leningrad Region – Chairman of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Heritage He was speaking at the inauguration of the International Forum “Folk Culture in the 21st Century: Tradition and Innovation”. The forum has been organized in the region from November 10 to 12.

“For the Leningrad region, it is very important to preserve the tangible and intangible heritage, – emphasized Vladimir Tsoi. – You know that the Federal Law on Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage has been adopted. Even before the federal law came into force, the Leningrad region began to create its own record of intangible cultural heritage, including the Gachina wedding ceremony, the technique of making Oyat ceramics, the traditional Veps holiday Bright Day, Yamburg ceramics, Zakhozhsky lace, the production of traditional Izhora toys, the wedding traditions of the Novoladozsky district, and many more. some. In Vyborg, the product has been revived – traditional Vyborg pretzel baking. It should also be included in the Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage.”

Vyborg pretzel can now be purchased at any bakery in the city. About 600 thousand tourists visit Vyborg every year. Thanks to the revival of ancient crafts, they have the opportunity to taste the pastries baked here in the Middle Ages. The Gatchina wedding ceremony is a beautiful tradition of the Russian North, carefully preserved and recreated in the region today. The pottery of the Yamburg district is a cultural heritage of the Izora people, the secret of its creation being the masters of traditional Izora wood burning. And Oyat ceramics are produced in the Lodenopol region, famous for its red clay deposits. These places are considered the historical location of the Middle Veps: the name “oyat” is translated from Veps as “brook”. In the 18th-19th centuries there were up to 200 pottery workshops in these areas.

International forum “Folk culture of the 21st century. Traditions and Innovations” this year brought together specialists and experts from 40 regions of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. For the first time, representatives of the Donetsk Republican House of Folk Art and Cinema take part in it. The main topic of program discussions and round tables is promoting the ethno-cultural heritage of Russia. In the framework of the forum, the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the Russian House of Folk Art named after V.D. Polenov presented a golden collection of folk culture. It includes 100 outstanding examples of the intangible cultural heritage of the people of Russia, including Kirishi (Zakhozsky) lace made in the Leningrad region.

Source: www.kp.ru

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