PETROZAVODSK, November 23. /TASS/. A team of Russian Santas called Ded Moroz will play a football match with the Karelian government team in Olonets, head of the district Department for Culture, Youth Affairs, Tourism and Sports Tatiana Giloyeva told TASS.
“Around ten Santas from Karelia and other Russian regions will take part in the Olonetskiye Games festival. The festival program includes creative contests and sporting events. In particular, the participants will play kyukkya, a national Karelian game. As for the football tournament, the Ded Moroz team will play against the Karelian government team,” Giloyeva said.
According to her, during the festival, a Ded Moroz march through central Olonets, winter swimming event as well as theatrical performances will be held. Besides that, local craftsmen will present their goods and arrange master classes.
This year the festival will take place on November 25-27.