On December 7, 2019, the 5th Open City Festival ‘Culture – Traditions – Education’ for school students was held in St. Petersburg as part of a project of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network.
The festival was dedicated to the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures. This year the topic of the festival was: ‘World Open Air Museum – St.Petersburg: Intangible Aspect of World Heritage Sites – ‘Every House here sounds like Symphony’.
Fostering world culture of tolerance, basing upon cultural tradition of St.Petersburg, formed the focal point of the festival.
Secondary school #691, called “Neva School”, served as basic for the festival, accompanied by Committee on State Control, Use and Protection of Monuments of History and Culture of St.Petersburg.
The festival was attended by more than 110 students and 25 teachers, who represented 8 schools of the city of St. Petersburg.
The following nations were represented at the Festival this year: Germany, The Netherlands, India, Spain, Italy, Finland, France, Scotland, South Korea, Japan, and Russia.
Representatives of our UNESCO chair, A.Venkova and M. Stepanov, took part in the festival as members of the honorary jury.