February 28 is the day of the Karelian-Finnish epos "Kalevala", the holiday that gradually enters into our life.
This year the Ministry of Culture of the RK, the Republican center of national cultures will hold the Kalevala marathon "Kalevala runos' tissue", devoted to the 200-th anniversary of Elias Lennrot. Unlike the previous years, the holiday will not be finished the next day: it completely reflects its name - a marathon - and will pass within several months. Another distinctive feature of the present holiday is its really All-Karelian scope: the celebratory actions will take place in almost all regions of the republic.
The holiday will begin February 28 at the opening of the exhibition of works of the Karelian artists, the recognized masters of illustrations to the epos, "The Heroes of Kalevala" from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of Karelia.