On March 13, Kazan will host the Republican holiday of Slavic culture "Wide Maslenitsa - 2021"

5 March 2021, Friday

Оn the territory of the Kremlin embankment, a fair of products of masters of decorative and applied arts will be open, shopping arcades for the sale of works of folk art will be installed. Also for the guests of the holiday will be organized master classes on walking on stilts, on folk dances, on making amulet dolls and commemorative coins.

Several sites will open on the territory of the festive site: folklore with Russian folk games and amusements; competitive gaming; the favorite winter attraction of the townspeople is the skating rink;

Huskies and much more. Also, those who wish can visit attractions for children and adults. We have prepared a lot of surprises and gifts for you!

The program of the holiday will include: a theatrical performance with the participation of fairy-tale characters, concert and entertainment programs for children and adults, winter fun with a drawing of prizes, a competition of ditties, youth dances and games. The main stage will feature performers of folklore songs and dances, the Petrushka Theater, performances with elements of circus art, as well as the main fragments of Slavic festive culture. The celebration will end with a traditional rite - burning of the Maslenitsa effigy!

All interested guests of the holiday will be able to taste a variety of pancakes and gingerbread cookies prepared according to old Russian recipes!

“Maslenitsa is one of the brightest and most cheerful holidays in cultural life, which is widely celebrated not only throughout Russia, but also in many countries of the world. The holiday reflects centuries-old traditions with elements of Slavic mythology, carefully preserved and passed down from generation to generation. In the folk calendar of the Eastern Slavs, the holiday symbolizes the transition from winter to spring and precedes the beginning of Lent. The culmination of Pancake Week is Forgiveness Sunday, when all loved ones ask each other for forgiveness for all the troubles and insults they have caused. Therefore, Shrovetide week quite harmoniously blended into Christian traditions. We will be glad to see everyone at the wide Maslenitsa in Kazan, which will take place this year on March 13 at 11 o'clock on the Kremlin embankment "- Irina Aleksandrovskaya, Chairman of the Russian National-Cultural Association of the Republic of Tatarstan, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Assembly of Peoples of Tatarstan.

The organizers of the holiday are the Russian National-Cultural Association of the Republic of Tatarstan and the House of Friendship of the Peoples of Tatarstan with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Mayor's Office of Kazan.

The beginning of the holiday at 11.00 at the address: Kazan, Kremlin embankment, st.Fedoseevskaya, 1.

The grand opening of the holiday: at 12:00 hours.

Contact information: Svetlana Izmailova - Project Manager, 89050-20-01-05

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