The celebration of an ax – funny, interesting, for any economy useful
Axe – the tool is very ancient. At the dawn of humanity, they were stone. When there counterparts, these modern, hardly anyone knows exactly. But the fact that the ax in Russia was almost the most popular instruments of labor, all would agree. People made up about him many Proverbs, such as this: "Not holding the axe, and the house is not cut down," or this: "he Said if the ax cut off". A bit of porridge in the tale was cooked. So it is not surprising that a new festival called "the Celebration of an ax". It was first held in 2008 and for 7 years has become extremely popular. Otherwise it could not be, because it is a national holiday.
Place and time of the event
Each area of Russia is famous for its craftsmen. In the Tomsk region, they say, lived a very talented carpenters and woodworkers. To them the matter was revived, was conceived of the festival "the Celebration of an ax". First time it was held from 8 to 10 August 2008 the year in the village of Zorkaltsevo, on the river Poros 20 km from Tomsk. In subsequent years, the date was shifted. So, in 2014, the year the festival was held from 21 to 24 August. For participation in it was stated not only Russian, but also carpenters, England, Norway, and Finland. However, abroad is about these days is your festival, so the masters are unable to come. In the future we plan to hold a "Celebration of an ax" in the first half of August. Platform for the contestants are in the Park "outskirts". Here there are 17 hectares. Participants live in tents on the beach of Poros, next to a lookout tower built by the former contestants. Here is a field kitchen.
The festival program 3 major competitions:
1. The competition teams. They need to build with logs toy house.
2. The competition is individual creativity. Here masters will compete who will construct the bench.
3. Competition fantasies. Here craftsmen will need to pile the wooden sculpture.
The winners will be awarded – carpentry tools, crystal axe, diplomas.
In addition, the festival "the Celebration of an ax" there are many other fun competitions such:
— who will throw more accurately at the target axe
— who is sharper than a number of sharpen
— who is the best wood prick
Entertainment for guests
Rich history famous for Tomsk. "The celebration of an ax" offers interesting guided tour of the city and surrounding area, even Zorkaltsevo curious fact that there once stopped Hannibal himself, who later became the grandfather of Pushkin. The festival also runs fair of Souvenirs, amulets, wonderful crafts, sing and dance and folk art groups, vying offered dumplings, shanezhki, kebabs and many other dishes straight from the fire. For children there is a wonderful Playground, there are held children's competitions. For art lovers, an exhibition of paintings, performances of poets. Very fun, a competition "the First guy in the village", there is even a fashion show. And the water fans waiting for the local pond.
Dreams and plans
The festival "the Celebration of an ax" was organized in order to captivate the carpentry of the youth, not to forget the case of the old craftsmen. Similar celebrations were held in other regions of Russia, but only in Tomsk it became international. Join in on the festivities want to have teams from Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Khakassia Republic, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Finland, England. "The Celebration of an ax" in 2014 came to more than 50 thousand people. In the following years it is expected even more visitors. For them, it was decided to build a hotel, which will be made only of wood. For kids has already established a small zoo with ducks, chickens, pigs. There is even a pony on which to ride. A cow directly into the eyes of the audience milking a milkmaid, so that you can taste the fresh milk.
The work of artists after the contest, go to nurseries or parks, and the best take place in the Museum. Come and you on "the Celebration of an ax". No doubt, you'll be welcome there.