Great Maslenitsa celebrations take place in Pavlovsky Park on March 13 and March14
12 March 2021
Traditionally, it is the center of celebrations, where those, who want to have fun could enjoy hot pancakes and fire shows, it’s a traditional opportunity to gather to say goodbye to the outgoing winter, welcoming the sun and spring.
At 10 o'clock in the morning, traditional Russian folklore will sound on the main stage of the festival. Maslenitsa-doll will be installed by the stage, visitors could take unforgettable photos with animators in costumes of fairy-tale heroes.
Competitions such as relay races, throwing felt boots, running in sacks, tug-of-war, sawing firewood, comic wrestling with a mummed "bear" - the program includes entertainment for everyone. For the smallest (up to 6 years old) there is a children's Pancake week with games, quizzes, performances of an accordion player and balalaika player.
At art master-classesby the main stage, craftsmen will teach to make appliqués in folk style from multi-colored paper, and carnival dolls from hay, fabric and rent. The culmination of Saturday (March 13) will be a fire show, which will end with a performance of the vocal and dance group "Russian Soul".
On the second day of the celebrations (March 14), in the center of the festive Square will be constructed special metal lists to put on them handmade dolls near to the main Maslenitsa-doll. Here will take place the main great fire.
This ritual came to us from the ancient Slavics, they believed: winter upsets burns in the flame of a fire and joy and renewal come to the house.
A great fire of Maslenitsa, where the main Maslenitsa-doll and all the small ones will burn. This procession will take place during the show "Goodbye, winter-winter!" Welcome spring!
Entrance fees to the Maslenitsa festivities in Pavlovsky Park on March 13 and on March 14 from 10:00 to 18:00 hours:
- 200 rubles - for adults, students and pupils over 16 years old.