Maslenitsa 2023 will be held from February 20 to February 26 in Russia. The main events for the public will be organized on the weekend February 25-26. The culmination of the holiday is Sunday, March 6th. 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.
Details of planned events are not yet available. Any previously scheduled event may be cancelled. Entry may be limited.
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.
Revolution square. "Workshop of the Sun" - February 17 - 26, 2023 (11:00-21:00 on weekdays; 10:00-22:00 on weekends and holidays). Masters will teach traditional techniques and offer to paint Maslenitsa toys, kokoshniks and dishes with ornaments depicting the sun.
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.
Tverskaya Square. Maslenitsa workshops on Tverskaya Square. (February 17 - 26, 2023 11:00-21:00 on weekdays; 10:00-22:00 on weekends and holidays.) At the master classes, participants will learn about the history and traditions of the Maslenitsa holiday in Rus' and will make traditional attributes of the celebration with your own hands.
VDNH. VDNH remains a popular place to spend free time with locals and guests of the Russian capital for many years. The main festive events at VDNKh will be held on the weekend, February 25 and 26, 2023, traditional Maslenitsa festivities, folk games, festivals, master classes and performances await guests.
The nearest metro station VDNH is located at a distance of 500 meters from the main entrance.
Gorky Park. February 20 - 26, 2023. 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.
February 26, Sunday - 14:00-17:30. Concert program "Moscow Maslenitsa".
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".
Tsaritsyno. The Tsaritsyno Maslenitsa will be dedicated to Russian folklore. This year's theme will be the women's headscarf. The main events of the week will be held on February 26, 2023. February 26, 13:15-14:00 - Shrovetide procession and round dance.
The Tsaritsyno Maslenitsa will be dedicated to Russian folklore. This year's theme will be the women's headscarf. 14:00-15:00.
Metro station: Tsaritsyno.
Sokolniki Park. Sokolniki Park is the largest park in Moscow. Come here to skate, eat pancakes or just take a walk.
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.
Izmailovsky park. February 25 and 26, 2023. Maslenitsa weekend promises different events for the public. Burning of Maslenitsa effigy is planned at 19:00.
Entrance is paid, by tickets.
Kolomenskoye. You will find here: pancakes, food, souvenirs.
The nearest metro station: Kolomenskaya.
Tsaritsyno. 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. The Tsaritsyno Maslenitsa will be dedicated to Russian folklore. The main events of the week will be held on February 26, 2023. February 26, 13:15-14:00 - Shrovetide procession and round dance.
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.