The Day of Slavic Literature and Culture was celebrated in Tauric Chersonese
In the museum-reserve, children from 11 schools of Sevastopol could immerse themselves in the history of the country and the ancient city, show their knowledge and team spirit. They not only heard a lot of new and interesting things about the two «Slovenian enlighteners» — the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles brothers Cyril and Methodius, but also touched the cultural and spiritual origins of Russia, its rich traditions and cuisine. This amazing holiday for children was organized by Tauric Chersonesos with the support of the My History Foundation.
Having descended to the defensive walls of the ancient city, the teams began the competition. As part of the quest «Russia is my history», the children had to find a model of the Oath of the citizens of Chersonesus, learn a few words in Greek, find artifacts in the expositions of the museum-reserve and solve a crossword puzzle dedicated to famous archaeological sites located on this territory. But the tests didn’t end there! Ahead of the schoolchildren was an interesting quiz, during which they showed their knowledge of Russian traditions, proverbs and sayings. Geography lovers easily answered questions about the sights of the country, and future philologists demonstrated excellent command of the Russian language. The most close-knit team, which managed to cope with the tasks of the quest and quiz faster and better, was a group of students from school No. 18. The winners received a diploma and souvenirs from the museum-reserve, and then absolutely all participants in the event «History of Slavic Literature and Culture» were expected by a musical program , master classes and delicious prizes! — noted in the press service of the museum-reserve «Tauric Chersonesos».
On May 24, in Chersonese, artists of the honored folk art group “Rus” named after P. T. Savchenkov performed for the children. Schoolchildren tried to deduce the letters of the Glagolitic alphabet at the master classes “The Origins of Russian Writing” and “Secrets of the Russian Word”, and the children were able to paint gingerbread letters and visit the Russian tea ceremony as part of the programs “Ginger Alphabet” and “The Tale of Honey Sbitna and Poppy Roll” .