Orthodox festival launched in Sokolniki
Exhibit hall 2 in Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre has launched the 11th International Orthodox Festival dubbed Artos. Food Traditions, gathering over 200 participants from Russia and other countries. The festival will run until the 11th of February. In the run-up to the Pancake Week, an eventful agenda can be expected, featuring food workshops, shows, movies, presentation of books and meets with priests. Representatives of Greek, Romanian and Serbian diasporas, as well as the Tatar Orthodox Christian community, will share the long forgotten recipes of their traditional cuisines.
All Artos’ guests will have a chance to try their hand in cooking too – on the 8th and 9th of February various workshops will introduce traditional meals, as well as the traditions associated with Lent and Easter in each participating country. On top of the educational part, the festival will also house one of the largest Moscow fairs, featuring the Orthodox parishes and monastery farms. The fair will also put on display icons, jewellery, ceramic wares, and workmanship by professional doll makers, mosaicists and potters.