Maslenitsa in Moscow - places to visit

Maslenitsa 2020 will be held from February 24 until March 1 in Russia. The main events for the public will be organized on the weekend of February 29 and March 01. The culmination of the holiday is Sunday, March 1th. What to do and whare to go on Maslenitsa in Moscow? Visit one of the places where folk festivals will take place, try pancakes and (if you wish) take part in the celebration. There will be many fun contests and entertainment on this day. Burning of Lady Maslenitsa doll is the Sunday most notable event.

Maslenitsa

Where to go to Maslenitsa in Moscow? Festivities will be organized in many places, in parks and shopping centers. Many parks will prepare a festive program with performances of artists, fun contests, master classes and theatrical performances.

Choose those places where you will be more convenient to get. Come in advance in the morning.

Zaryadye Park. This park has become a popular venue for the free time in recent years. The nearest metro station: Kitay-Gorod.

2019 events.

Revolution square. March 8. Performances of musicians and theatrical performances.
March 9 and 10. "Culinary Battle" - a show with cooking pancakes with the participation of the audience. Theatrical performances.
Maslenits entertainment is scheduled for Saturday, March 9 (from 12:00 to 18:00), and on Sunday, March 10 (from 12:00 to 20:00) in Gorky Park. "Art Maslenitsa" on Pushkin Embankment and Leninskaya Square.
On March 10, at 8:00 pm, a big felt boot (instead of a doll) will be burned on Pushkin Embankment.
Metro station: "Ploshchad Revolutsii".

Free tours from the project “Walking around Moscow”. To participate in the tour requires pre-registration. Moscow guided tour can also be bought online.
 
VDNH. VDNH remains a popular place to spend free time with locals and guests of the Russian capital for many years. From March 1 to March 10, many interesting events will take place at the VDNkH: pancake market, song battles, music program, various master classes, a large round dance, a disco and many other entertainment events.
The nearest station VDNH is located at a distance of 500 meters from the main entrance.

Gorky Park. Gorky Park is one of the most famous Moscow parks. Performances of artists, national holidays and shows are often held on holidays and weekends in the park. There is a skating rink here in winter. One day of Maslenitsa is possible to come for a walk in the park.
It is most convenient to go to the park from the Oktyabrskaya or Park Kultury metro stations.

The location of the park is marked on the map of Moscow.

Sparrow Hills. Sparrow Hills is one of the most picturesque and popular places among residents of the city. It is among the places that are recommended to visit in Moscow.
Nearest metro station: "Vorobyovy Gory".

Sokolniki Park. Sokolniki Park is the largest park in Moscow. Come here to skate, eat pancakes or just take a walk. Holiday celebrations will be held on March 09 and 10. On Saturday - Maslenitsa fun - tug of war and throwing a felt boots.
Burning the four-meter Matrioshka 18:00 - 18:30.
The nearest metro station "Sokolniki" is located at a distance of about 400 meters from the main entrance.

Kolomenskoye. You will find here: pancakes, food, souvenirs.
March 9, 13:00 - 17:00. Theatrical program "Boyary Maslenitsa."
March 10, 12: 00-18: 00. Theatrical program "Farewell to Maslenitsa" on the stage near the Shopping street.
Burning of Maslenitsa doll is scheduled for 16:20.
The nearest metro station: Kolomenskaya.

Tsaritsyno. Fair with pancakes, mulled wine, shot and coffee starts to work on Friday, March 8.
10th of March. Festivities will be held from 12:00 to 16:00 on Palace Square (in front of the Great Tsaritsyn Palace).
Theatrical performance, rope pulling, fun competitions, folk music.
Metro Station: Tsaritsyno.

Maslenitsa (Russian: Масленица, also known as Butter Week, Crepe week, or Cheesefare Week) is an Eastern Slavic folk holiday, celebrated during the last week before Great Lent, the eighth week before Eastern Orthodox Pascha (Easter). Maslenitsa corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival.

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