A successful holiday!
More than 300 people gathered at the Forest Lane Park, East London, on Saturday 23 June 2018 to celebrate Sabantuy.
Tatar, Bashkir, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian, Lithuanian and British communities brought together with the music and dancing that brings life to the festival, and the traditional games such as the sack race, pot crashing, get the coin out of yogurt, Kuresh – arm wrestling.., are popular.
The head of the Newham NASSA Basketball Academy Natasha Hart (MBE) welcomed everyone to Sabantuy 2018. Colorful costumes, music, and songs in varied languages and traditional dances entertained crowd, including master classes in Tatar and Bashkir dance. The amazing singers and dancers made the concert unforgettable. The visitors enjoyed the authentic food: traditional Uzbek pilaf of Pasha restaurant, Tatar sweet chak-chak, a wide variety of tasty Russian pies of Shtolle restaurant, and Lithuanian honey.
The festival was a great family day out. The tables have been organized for children, drawing and face-painting were very much entertaining. Adults and kids tried their skills in various races. The winners of the Kuresh wrestling and many participants were awarded prizes and souvenirs for taking part in games and competitions and had a wonderful time.
Welcome speech of the Ambassador of Russia to UK Alexander Yakovenko to the guests of the “Sabantuy” festival
I am glad to welcome all of you today at the sixth Sabantuy festival in London. “Plow holiday” marks the end of spring fieldwork in the Volga region. The work is mainly office in London, but this does not prevent all who cherish traditions, childhood memories, native language, come to the party. This holiday demonstrates the richness and diversity of Russian culture, where the traditions of all its peoples are respected and supported.
This year’s holiday coincided with another celebration taking place in Russia, including Kazan – the World Cup. Russians of all nationalities have already demonstrated sincere hospitality and cordiality to fans from many foreign countries. Now we can introduce those who stayed in London with the good traditions of Sabantuy and open another piece of the mysterious Russian soul for them.
I would like to thank the Tatar-Bashkir “Zaman” community of Great Britain, the Chamber of Russian communities, the Rossotrudnichestvo office in London, the Sputnik Association and the “LiA Events” company for today’s holiday, which will bring everyone a lot of positive emotions, new acquaintances, and good mood.
Sabantuy belan sesnim koytlim!
Our special thanks to OK Gymnastics Academy based at the Forest Gate Community school for providing us with the mats for the Kuresh wrestling. We also would like to thank Bulgara dancers and singers who brought a wonderful spirit of Bulgaria to the Sabantuy. Thanks to the volunteers who helped at the Sabantuy.
The Sabantuy festival was organised by the Zaman Tatar and Bashkir Society in collaboration with the Sputnik Association of Russian Speaking Women, Yuldash Association of Tatars and Bashkirs in Switzerland, Russian Community Council UK, ECC Globus, Russian Voluntary Bureau, LiA Events with the support of the Newham Council, Russian Embassy and Rossotrudnichestvo.
Thanks to the members of the team ‘Zaman’ and other organizations and individuals who have contributed to the holding of Sabantuy-2018 in London: Amina Nurmukhametova, Diana Yakhina, Lia Chanish, Oxana Gouli, Amira Gatina, Nuriya Kab, Aysylu Yanturina Darles, Gulnara, Landish, Aibulat, Ramil Muslimov, Mansur Adamovich…
Also, Sabantuy supported by Doipo.co.uk & Adanaprint.co.uk.а>
Удачный праздничный день!
Приветственное слово Посла России в Великобритании А.В.Яковенко гостям праздника «Сабантуй»
Выражаем особую благодарность Академии Гимнастики при Общественной школе Форест Гэйт за предоставление матов для борьбы Куреш. Мы также хотели бы поблагодарить болгарских танцоров и певцов, которые привнесли в Сабантуй прекрасный дух Болгарии. Спасибо волонтерам, которые помогали в Сабантуе.