Tag Maslenitsa
Events | Culture | Novosibirsk | Fun  | 16.03.21

Novosibirsk Residents Celebrated Maslenitsa on Grand Scale

In 2021, the Novosibirsk authorities made the open-air museum of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography the epicentre of the Maslenitsa celebration, VN.ru reports. A snow fortress of huge size was built there, storming which was an obligatory component of the festival.   Another popular entertainment of the ancestors of Russians was wall-to-wall fistfights (a crowd

Recommended | Culture | Visit | Videos  | 15.03.21

Burning Scarecrow: Maslenitsa Celebrations in Russia [Video]

Maslenitsa is a pagan holiday that has been adapted to Christian traditions. The whole week Russians dedicated to preparations of the scarecrow which was burnt yesterday, on Sunday.   The scarecrow is usually made from old scraps of clothing and straw, Berdsk local website reports. The scarecrow always looks like a woman because it symbolizes winter

Culture | Visit  | 12.03.21

Russian Youth: Traditions Should Be Respected and Superstitions Avoided

Specialists from the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre conducted a survey among residents of Russia aimed at studying people’s attitudes towards national holidays in general and Maslenitsa in particular.  According to the results of the study, among all traditions and rituals, Maslenitsa celebrations are in second place in popularity among Russians (they are observed by

Trading | Business  | 06.03.21

Experts Calculated Pancakes Cost for Moscow Family

For a Moscow family of four, cooking pancakes for Maslenitsa, which this year falls on the week from March 8 to March 14, will cost 125 rubles. For the Moscow region, this figure is 118 rubles, the press service of the Central Bank of Russia reports. It is noted that for Muscovites the cost of

Recommended | Culture | Visit  | 04.03.21

Russians Getting Ready for Maslenitsa Celebration

Russians call farewell to winter “Maslenitsa” and fill the celebration of this holiday with joyful expectations of spring. The date of the holiday changes every year depending on the date of the Easter celebration. In 2021, Maslenitsa will last from March 8 to March 14.   Russians believe that during the whole week of Maslenitsa one

Recommended | Fun | Sports  | 03.03.20

First Ski Crossing Made by Residents of Iskitim Region

The first ski crossing in the Iskitim region was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Skiers overcame a distance of 8 kilometres between the villages of Legostaevo and Guselnikovo.  Among the participants of the event were both professional athletes and amateurs, parents and children, students and pensioners from different

Culture | Events | Visit  | 01.03.20

Maslenitsa Celebration Gathered 25 Thousand People in Kazan Forest Park

Kazan celebrations of Maslenitsa holiday gathered 25 thousand guests in the Lebyazhye forest park, KazanFirst reports. At the festival, Kazan took part in competitions, feasted on pancakes and heard performances by creative groups. Maslenitsa is also known as Butter Week. Maslenitsa is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday, celebrated during the last week before

Events | Visit  | 15.02.20

30 Free Excursions to Be Held During Moscow Maslenitsa Celebrations

During the days of the Moscow Maslenitsa festival, which will be held from February 21 to March 1, 30 free excursions will be held for citizens. This was reported by the press service of the Organizing Committee of street events Moscow Seasons.  Residents of the city are expected to take part in the project “Walking