Let’s be Fairy Tale Friends!
The students of the Anhui University from China who study at the Institute of Philology of PetrSU and the students of the Institute of Medicine from Jordan visited the festival “Olonets Frost Games”.
Olonets astonished the guests of the city with a plethora of playgrounds and entertainment venues. The students were introduced to Karelian frostman Pakkaine, Zimushka-Zima from Penza, Ded Moroz from Veliky Ustiug, Sosnovy Bor, Santa Claus from Finland, and many other fairy-tale characters. They were particularly impressed by the fairy tale Magic of a Feather. Olonets National Museum presented an interactive program When Pakkaine was Small. At workshops everyone made New Year presents from birch bark that they took with them. This festive day was memorable for everyone!
Here is what the Chinese student Liu Mei (Mila) has to say about it:
“I enjoyed the visit to Olonets. I have seen Ded Moroz, Pakkaine and many fairy-tale heroes. We made cute souvenirs from paper and birch bark. It was interesting and nice. Thank you!”