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Tyumen Ethnofestival: an atmosphere of kindness and unity

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Any festival is always a holiday, a meeting of like-minded people, the opportunity to learn something new in the field of your interests. I invite you to Tyumen Ethnofestival "Heaven and Earth", where you can plunge into the atmosphere of kindness and unity.

Festival History

The first festival was held in 2007 in one of the clubs in Tyumen. Only 200 people took part in it. Ten concerts were held. The festival lasted only one day. The following year, the Heaven and Earth Ethnofestival hosted guests at the Tyumen Archaeological Museum-Reserve. Since then, festivals have been held outdoors. In 2014, participants gathered for the first time in the Ecopolis "Festivalny" - a territory specially equipped for the festival.

No time for boredom

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Today, the festival is attended by more than 6500 people. The festival program is very eventful. At the last festival, there were 700 developing practices and open master classes. Everyone could find an interesting topic: health, relationships, needlework, organization of their business, national traditions, conscious parenting. Here you can learn to dance folk dances, listen to throat singing, learn the basics of the tea ceremony or cooking national dishes, play national games or attend performances of folk theaters.

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400 recreational and educational activities were provided for children of different ages. Moreover, parents had the opportunity to leave their children to volunteers, and to go, for example, to a forum on non-traditional types of food. Mother may learn how to create the Khanty doll “Akan”, while father is studying several aikido techniques. There is no time for boredom.

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All the evenings on the Bolshaya and Malaya stages, musicians from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, and Novosibirsk perform. At different times, performers from Japan, India, and Ukraine take part in the festival.

Accommodations

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Festival participants live in tents brought with them or spend the night in Tyumen. On the territory, there are toilets, washbasins, showers, outdoor stoves and hearths, drinking water, and boiling water in the public domain. There are two cafes on the territory. Here you can dine fully; vegetarian options are provided. There are several stalls where you can buy coffee, tea, fruit drinks, pastries, and sweets.  

Special rules

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On the territory, special rules apply. The time of silence comes at 1:00. At this time, in the central part of Ecopolis, all musical events end. For those who are going to walk, have fun, drum and laugh at night, there is a special zone - a campground and night acoustic jam location. Keep in mind that alcohol and smoking are prohibited in the Ecopolis.

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Guests have the right to sing, dance, have fun, participate in events, bring food and soft drinks with them, smile, and enjoy. 

How to get there

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Ecopolis "Festivalny" is located 42 km from Tyumen along the Yalutorovsky Tract. You can drive to Knyazhevo by car, and then follow the signs for the festival. Usually, the organizers order buses, which bring passengers in the morning and return to the city in the evening. From the bus station in Tyumen, there are regular buses to Knyazhevo. You can also just call a taxi, as it’s not very expensive. 

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The festival is held every year in the first third of June. Book tickets in advance on the website of Tyumen Ethnofestival "Heaven and Earth". You are guaranteed to spend an unforgettable time while plunging into the atmosphere of kindness and unity.

Ethnofestival "Heaven and Earth", Tyumen
Ethnofestival "Heaven and Earth", Tyumen

The author

Natalya Lisovskaya

Natalya Lisovskaya

Hi, I'm Natalya, a journalist from the ancient Siberian city of Tyumen, in the Ural Federal District. I love my Siberian land, its rich history and the harsh and majestic beauty of its nature. I hope you will fall in love with it too, after reading my stories.

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