Village Vyoshenskaya and the farm Kruzhilinsky, Sholokhov district
Every year in the village of Vyoshenskaya there passes the "Sholokhov Spring" - the All-Russian Literary and Folkloric Festival, dedicated to MA's birthday. Sholokhov.
The first "Sholokhov Spring" was held on May 24, 1985, the day of the 80th anniversary of MA. Sholokhov. Since 1987, the holiday has become All-Russian, and in 1990 received the status of an international one.
More than 100 thousand people from all over the world come to "Sholokhov Spring", everyone who is passionate about the work of the great writer, who is interested in the life, culture, way of life of the Don Cossacks, loves true folk art. Among the guests there are famous writers, actors, public figures. In 2005, on the 100th anniversary of M.A. Sholokhov, the village of Vyoshenskaya was visited by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Guests of the festival become not only spectators, but also participants in concerts, performances, competitions of singers and dancers, sports competitions.
The "Sholokhov Spring" has its own traditions. On Friday, a children's festival "Vyoshenskaya freckles" opens on the square in the afternoon, meetings with writers and poets are held in the library, and in the evening at the Palace of Culture there is a big concert of masters of arts and amateur groups. The best folklore groups from different parts of the world perform at the Vyenskaya stage. Here there are artists of Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Italy, France, Austria.
Saturday begins with a theatrical wake-up: along the streets of the village moves the procession of folklore groups in folk costumes with songs, fervent dances, merry jokes and jokes. On the square of the village of Vyoshenskaya a colorful noisy fair unfolds, on which the products of folk craftsmen are displayed, and in improvised "kurens" Cossacks and Cossacks offer guests to taste Don's raznosolov, sing and dance. On three scenes from the Stanislavs there are performances of artists, at the stadium - competitions of athletes. The culmination of the holiday is a grand gala concert on the main stage at Don and a stunningly beautiful fireworks display.
In memory of the "Sholokhov Spring" guests take away not only bright impressions, but also numerous souvenirs and products of folk artists.