The most festive ‘Maslenitsa’ pancake festival in Nikolsky Market or what could you wear in Nikolsky this weekend?

10 March 2021

The most festive ‘Maslenitsa’ pancake festival of the city will take place in the winter courtyard of Nikolsky Market. Here the main attribute of the holiday will be the outfits of guests in the style a la russe.

The motifs of the Russian fairy tales, bright ornaments, furs and embroidery, often found in the fashion collections of the world's leading couturiers over the past century, are designed to inspire Petersburgers to create their own outfits for the Maslenitsa trip to Nikolsky.

As a guideline for creating a festive look according to the given dress code, a style guide has been published on Instagram #nikolskiye

Street festivities in the courtyard of Nikolsky Market will unfold on the territory of the European market. Here, in addition to traditional Russian pancakes, French crêpes and cosmopolitan pancakes with a huge variety of fillings will be prepared. The artists of the famous Cirque du Soleil will entertain the dressed up guests. The Sunday fun programme includes acrobatic performances, сyr wheel tricks and a mesmerizing fire show. And those of you who haven’t had a chance to go down the biggest slide in the city and spin on a vintage Venetian carousel will be able to catch up on the coming weekend.

The festival will take place in the winter courtyard of Nikolsky Market on March 13 and 14 from 12:00 to 21:00.

Admission free.