The 25th Arts Festival Slavic Bazaar, which is due to open inVitebsktoday, will be featuring 5,500 participants from 44 countries.<br>Vitebskis welcoming its guests with a festive atmosphere, with fairs and exhibitions in the city"s streets. The Summer Amphitheatre is already hosting concerts.<br>The winner of the Belarusian President"s special prize Through Art to Peace and Mutual Understanding will be announced today. There will also be a colorful procession of Slavic Bazaar participants and the ceremony of raising the festival"s flag.<br>Today"s draw will determine the performance order of international pop song performers contest participants.