State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»
21 August 2013

The VI International ethno-cultural festival of Seto people “Setomaa. The family meetings” will take place from August 27 to August 29 in Sigovo village of Pechory district. The event is organized by the State committee of the Pskov region on culture and State museum-preserve “Izborsk”. Traditionally the festival will be aimed at encouraging the ethno-cultural policy implementation in the Pskov region, which has common borders with the European Union; the promotion of the cross-cultural inter-ethnic communication, the propaganda and popularization of the culture and traditions of the small Seto people.   

Over 400 representatives of the Seto people from Russia and Estonia will take part in the festival. There are different events in the festival’s programme: a church service and a religious procession, dedicated to the holiday of the Assumption, a concert of folk ensembles and performance groups from the Pskov region and Estonia, “Kirmash” folk festival, a fair where you can buy handiwork objects, a contest and a degustation of the dishes of Seto people cuisine and a big excursion programme. 

  The representatives of Seto culture and their families, living in Pechory district and in Estonia, ensembles and masters, preserving and restoring the Seto people traditions will participate in the festival. There will be 23 folk ensembles from Estonia and Russia which will represent the traditional Seto culture at the festival.   

The programme of the VI International ethno-cultural festival of Seto people

“Setomaa. The family meetings”

August, 28

9.00-14.00 A church service and a religious procession, dedicated to the holiday of the Assumption in Pechory Cave monastery of the Assumption.

14.00 The participants of the festival are leaving for Sigovo village. (from Pobeda square)

15.30  The festive opening of the VI International ethno-cultural festival of Seto people

“Setomaa. The family meetings”. 

16.00 The performances of the ensembles on the festival grounds, a handicrafts fair.  

17.00 “Kirmash” folk festival. The friendship fire.

Результаты независимой оценки качества оказания услуг организациями социальной сферы