International Festival 'Veps Tale'

The first ’Veps Tale’ competition was held in 2011 and attracted the attention of children and youth as well as the adult inhabitants of the Veps rural settlements of Karelia. The purpose of the festival is to develop the creative abilities of children through understanding folk culture values, develop writing skills, train literary and expressive oral speech, and encourage children to use the native language in family settings, thus promoting interest in Veps language and culture.

The participants in the contest perform skits in Veps or Russian based on a previously announced theme.