Maslenitsa
February 2020

The folk fest lasts all 7 days and includes outdoor celebrations, visiting friends and relatives, and baking pancakes that symbolize the Sun.

Maslenitsa is an Eastern Slavic holiday, bright and loud, celebrated during one week.

On Sunday, the last day of the festivity, all parks of Novosibirsk traditionally hold celebrations with round dances, trade fairs, concerts, horse riding, different folk competitions and of course burning the Maslenitsa effigy, the tradition that symbolizes saying farewell to the cold winter and welcoming of the long-awaited spring.
The Maslenitsa is usually celebrated in the Central and the Zayeltsovsky parks, in Narymsky and Pervomaisky public gardens and at the Novosibirsk Zoo. The activities normally start at 12:00.
The open-air Historical and Architectural Museum in Akademgorodok invites guests to take part in traditional Russian festive activities such as a battle for a snow castle, horse riding, master classes for children and adults. The visitors can enjoy a folk ensembles concert and traditional treats.

Venue: Throughout Novosibirsk
Event cost: Free

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