The International Orthodox Festival “Joy” will throw the doors open on September, 8‒18 in the Minsk Palace of Arts (3 Kozlova St.). It has been a regular event held by the sisters of St Elisabeth Convent since the autumn of 2017. “Joy” is a continuation of the festival “Kladez”. The opening of the festival will start with a moleben on September, 8.
Just as at the previous festivals, this “Joy” will give an opportunity to visit unique spiritual and educational exhibitions, participate in open talks and take opinion from specialists and priests. You’ll also be able to take part in the acts of mercy and purchase unique handmade items.
Food for Spirit and Flesh
You will have an opportunity to receive an individual consultation of a psychologist, adopt some practices on raising and educating kids at seminars with multi-child and foster parents. Every day films and talk-shows with famous people will be screened in the cinema hall.
After partaking of the spiritual food you can nourish your body as well. In a café on the 2nd floor of the Palace of Arts you’ll be able to taste home cuisine, drink a cup of herbal tea or aromatic coffee with delicious pastry. Meetings with the musicians who perform author’s music will also take place there.
As part of festival there will be workshops on floristics and decoupage, vytsinanka (fine paper patterns) and watercolour string painting lessons.
Come with your Granny!
The children’s program of the festival will be as interesting as ever. All grandmothers and grandchildren are invited to take part in competitions “Grandmother and Grandchildren” and a contest for the best jam.
Every day in the children’s saloon “The Flying Ship” little talents can participate in creative lessons, animation programs and theatrical performances.
Buy and help
Traditionally the guests of the “Joy” festival will be able to take part in the acts of charity. By purchasing the products from the workshops of St Elisabeth convent you help to support the dwellers of psycho-neurological boarding homes, rehabilitation centers for drug- and alcohol addicts. At the fair you can also buy handmade items from Serbia, Moldova, Greece, Belarus, Ukraine.
Free admission. Come with your familly!