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Polotsk 3rd at Lithuania’s floral carpet competition

16.08.2013 11:28belta
The flower carpet competition in Anyksciai was held as part of the project “Fostering capacity for tourism development in Latgale-Utena-Vitebsk cross border region" (BELLA DVINA 2) of the transboundary program to promote cooperation between Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus.
Сertain rules should be followed in the creation of flower carpets. For instance, the area should be of at least 15 square meters; only natural materials (plants and their parts, sand, stones, etc) should be used. Besides, a floristic masterwork should be durable and resistant to natural forces.

Anycsciai city festival 5The Polotsk flower carpet was made in the form of a Belarusian towel with the ornament produced from red carnations and white chrysanthemums. The composition numbered over 1,000 flowers in blossom. It took seven hours and 15 people to create it.

The Polotsk floristic masterpiece was recognized one of the best in the nomination “Preservation of National Identity and Heritage”. Partaking in the competition were teams from 27 cities of the border regions of Lithuania and Latvia. Belarus was presented at the event by Polotsk florists.