The ten-day long events of Olonkho have started in Yakutia. Official opening took place on Saturday at the Sakha academic theater of P.A. Oyunsky.
The events will continue until December 9. A round table following the results of the international festival of storytellers "Po zovu zemli Olonkho" and the IV Republican forum "Yakut Epos Olonkho as the Historical and Cultural Source" will take place. Residents of the republic will be able to take part in the evenings of Olonkho, presentations, exhibitions, meetings of "Olonkho v moyej jizni", the “Yalga Olonkholoohun” project in cultural and educational institutions, municipal units. Also performances, courses for master teachers on training in narrator’s art within as a part of "Olonkho v moyej jizni" and many other things will be held, it is reported on the website of the government.
Olonkho is the ancient epic art of the Sakha people recognized by UNESCO as one of the masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of mankind.