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Heritage Sites:Culinary Festival 'Motalskiya prysmaki'

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Motol is the largest village in Belarus. There are approximately 4.2 thousand people and there are 1628 households. The following year, during the fifth culinary festival village will celebrate 590 years old. Demonstrate their culinary talents, share experiences, consult with experts and professionals, taste the delicacies came tourists from Belarus and abroad.

The festival took place on several grounds, connected by fairs. Not by accident in the morning all the stalls and booths, demonstrating achievement of local sausage, cheese and bakery industry, was crowded. The organizers made ​​sure that guests wouldn't be bored. There were organized demonstrations of ancient rites and local culinary traditions, folk art exhibitions, contests and folk games, tasting. Employees of a local museum introduced the guests to the wedding ceremony loaf (this rite claims to entry in the List of Intangible Heritage by UNESCO).

Members and guests attended the event in Motol home of the first president of Israel Chaim Weizmann, where they were offered to taste 30 dishes of Jewish cuisine. Those interested could try real Jewish dumplings.

Compared to previous years festival has expanded territorrially, capturing almost the entire main street. Their traditional "prysmaki" were able to show also the surrounding rural councils. The whole town of entertainment was arranged specially for children.

About the Heritage Site

  • Country: Belarus
  • Location: Motol village, Ivanovo disrtict, Brest region
  • Experience offered: The program involves not only the countless dishes tasting, but also performances of folk groups, familiarity with the 'City of Masters', a visit to the house-museum of Chaim Weizmann, viewing 'parade of traditional clothing', the final fireworks and much more.
  • Good to know:
  • Motol is the birthplace of the first Israel President Chaim Weizmann

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Accessibility of Heritage Site

  • Opening times: The Motol Culinary Festival is held on 13.08-14.08
13.08: Open from 9:00 to 22:00
14.08: Open from 9:00 to 19:00
  • Entrance fee: Free
  • How to get there: About 160 km from Brest

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