X All-Ukrainian festival “Pokrova on Khortytsia ” is an event that was being held during two days on the territory of the Historical and Cultural Complex “Zaporizhzhya Sich”, and brought together about 20 thousand guests and participants from various regions of Ukraine. Vladislav Marokko, the Head of the Department of Culture, Tourism, Nationalities and Religions under Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration said that this festival was the embodiment of ideas concerning development of the national culture and spirituality, popularization of the Ukrainian Cossacks, combination of the creative potential of various regions in Ukraine, and honoring the fighters for the independence and the freedom of our country.
During this event another festival took place. It is “United Family”, which representatives of different cultures and societies participated in, presenting the culture and art of their peoples, traditional crafts and national cuisines.
Zaporizhzhya Muslims also became participants representing by the Crimean-Tatar public organisation “Ana-Yurt”, which prepared an exhibition of folk art products for guests: traditional fezes, adornments, pots, ceramics, and beads.
People hurried to the tent with the Crimean Tatar flag to buy souvenir products and to enjoy the dishes of the national cuisine — not only the Crimean Tatar cuisine, but also the Tatar and Uzbek ones. And there were a lot of dishes to taste - baklava of various kinds, chak-chak and fragrant pilaf.
At the end of the festival, “Ana-Yurt”, representing by its Head Niyara Mamutova, received certificate of participation.