Festival Honey Holiday, Katon-Karagai district, 28.07.16-15.08.16


Festival was organised by TEC in close cooperation with Machaon International, international volunteer organisation INEX, Katon-Karagay National Park and district akimats.


The Festival was organised in following steps:

1. Art-symposium “Forest Fairy Tale” to make wooden sculptures for Festival site." was organised by TEC and Machaon International in July, 2016. Domestic and foreign artists (9 people) were invited.  During the art-symposium, more than 20 art objects on fairy-tale themes were created, some of which were placed on the territory of the Klimovo farm (Festival site), and on the route "Forest dreams".

Film about  Land-art symposia 'Forest Fairy Tale' - interviews with artists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uXNOCyqHAM

2. International volunteer camp for preparation of festival space

12 people from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, France and Kazakhstan took part in the international volunteer camp. They conducted infrastructural preparatory work for the festival on the territory of Klimovo lodge, including cleaning the site, constructing and preparing all the necessary facilities for the festival. Volunteers participated in preparation of folklore performances of the festival.


3. Arrangement of Festival 

About 300 people - residents of East Kazakhstan took part in the festival "Honey Holiday". The festival opening ceremony started with greetings of officials and organizers of the project. Festive performance - the main part of the festival - included performances of folk groups from the cities of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Zyryanovsk, Semipalatinsk and Bogatyrevo village. A sweet table was a nice complement to delight guests and participants of the festival. An exhibition-sale of decorative and applied art products was also organized on the territory of the festival. The guests of the festival got acquainted with the exposition of the local history museum "History of beekeeping in Altai". Children enjoyed specially organized games, quests, competitions with prizes on the territory of the route "Forest dreams". At a press conference for mass media, the project's organizers talked about the goals and objectives of the festival, the contribution of artists and artisans, described volunteers' contribution.

Festival 'Honey Holiday' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQD7ubeytSM