«Indian Summer» 7th annual festival of traditional culture
The Festival was held in the Western District of Moscow, as well as in the territory of «ETNOMIR» Cultural and Educational Center and Romashkovo Manor on September 12-16, 2007.Indian Summer is a traditional holiday of the Eastern Slavs. During this period, field work was completed, and women took over their household chores: soaked, cleaned and wove linen. In the old days, in the beginning of the «Indian Summer» people started pickling cucumbers and followed the custom to reconcile and settle all conflicts. In Russia, these days were celebrated as rural holidays. In the evening, people span, sang and organized gatherings. After the «Indian Summer», women were busy with the canvas, took up the spindle and needlework.
Kuntsevo Folk Center with the support of the «Dialogue of Cultures - United World» International Charity Public Fund held the 7th annual «Indian Summer» festival of traditional culture. The festival was held in the Western district of Moscow, as well as in the territory of the «ETNOMIR» Cultural and Educational Center and Romashkovo Manor on September 12-16, 2007. The festival included exhibitions of works of traditional folk culture, workshops in traditional crafts, guided tours and musical performances by folk groups.