Celebration of the Great Poltava Battle 304th anniversary
3 July 2013
On the 27th of June the State Historical and Cultural Reserve «The Field of the Great Poltava Battle» held the celebration of the Great Poltava Battle 304th anniversary. The emblem of the event became a dove as a bird of peace, the traditional motto of the festival was Swedish proverb: “Time heals all wounds”. The guests were offered not only to keep that dove in their memory but to put its image on the body. So everyone could join the attraction “Body painting”, which was conducted by the pupils of the Poltava Children’s Art School.
A craftsmen’s village was situated in front of the museum. There were potters, masters of folk doll. Yana Yakymchuk and Dmytro Bilokon conducted master class on clay modeling, Natalia Sviridiuk presented the traditional Ukrainian nodal doll making. Near the Russian warriors bed of honor the stage was constructed, where violin chamber orchestra “Akadem” and chamber choir “Hilea” gave their performances. St. Peter and Paul Chapel was opened for visitors. Historical-informative competition”Ukraine, Russia, Sweden at historical crossing” was held in the museum, aimed to check knowledge about the Poltava battle: participants got points for answering the questions, which could be changed to presents.
The celebration ended with martial art demonstration by members of the regional children's non-government organization “Military Sport Center “Warrior” and drum music show of Poltava children musical school №1 «Live drums».