Moldovan festival of ethnic minorities took place in Chisinau


Representatives of over 40 ethnic communities from Moldova participated on September 15 in the 12th issue of the Festival of ethnic minorities entitled «Unity through diversity». The festival took place in the public garden «Stefan cel Mare», in the centre of the capital.

Top Moldovan authorities and several representatives of the ethnicities living in Moldova, laid flowers at the monument of the ruler Stefan cel Mare in Chisinau,before the inauguration of the event.

The official opening of the festival followed after this. Director General of the Bureau of Interethnic Relations (BRI) said she is convinced that «this cultural event will leave its imprint on the altar of Moldova's multidimensional culture».

Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti voiced hope that the festival will boost the cultural development of the ethnicities living in Moldova, will harmonize and value the interethnic ties.

Parliament Speaker Marian Lupu said Moldovan citizens are meant to show unity during this festival. Prime Minister Vlad Filat thanked the ethnicities living in Moldova for their contribution to the development of the country.

The top authorities of the country and guests of the festival visited the book fair, the decorative-applicative work arts, visual arts and handicraft exhibitions organized within the festival. They could also taste the traditional food prepared for this event. The guests admired the artistic programmes presented by the ethno-cultural organisations on the main stage of the festival, in the public garden.

The festival of ethnic minorities is organised by BRI and Chisinau city hall.

Adopted from Moldpres

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