04.11.2023–08.07.2024 MOSCOW, VDNH


Pancake Festival and "Sister-in-law’s Gatherings": the Maslenitsa Week continues at the RUSSIA EXPO

Pancake Festival and "Sister-in-law’s Gatherings": the Maslenitsa Week continues at the RUSSIA EXPO
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Photo: Ilya Pitalev/RIA News

On March 16, guests of the RUSSIA EXPO can taste several types of pancakes and take part in traditional Russian amusements. Throughout the day in front of Pavilion B "Prirodograd" guests will be treated to fresh pancakes and entertained with tug-of-war, ribbon carousel, round dances, game of gorodki and ring toss.

Also, at the arch of the Main Entrance to VDNH guests can join the Maslenitsa procession, the main characters of which will be "Maidens in kokoshniks". They will lead the procession and call the guests. They will be assisted by stilt walkers, jugglers, stunt performers, musicians and animators with tambourines in designer costumes. The final chord of the street procession will be a theatrical performance on the Main Street Stage, which will tell about the omens, traditions and rituals of this day.

The days of the Maslenitsa Festival continue in the House of Russian Cuisine. Saturday is devoted to pancakes of the regions of Russia. On this day everyone will be able to get acquainted with the recipes of pancakes of the Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Rostov regions and the Udmurt Republic.

Maslenitsa amusements are organized on the square in front of the Exposition's Main Street Stage: Vareniki Fights, Catch a Pancake, Cornhole, Maslenitsa Mosaic, Broomball, Ringball. There are also thematic photo zones for visitors.

There will also be a concert "Great Maslenitsa" on the Main Street Stage at 13:00. The program includes thematic games, round dances, performance of Marina Devyatova, ensemble "Yarmarka", folklore groups of MGIK and Moscow. The cross-cutting action of the concert will be the search for ingredients for the best pancakes in Russia. At 17:00 there will be a performance "Sister-in-law's Gatherings" by Theater "O" based on the famous work by P. Ershov with a lively and incredible atmosphere.

In turn, at 14:00 Pavilion No. 75 will host a concert of the ensemble "": "Maslenitsa has arrived - open the gates wide!".

At 17:35 on the Main Street Stage there will be a performance of the Russian-style show band "Zlatitsa". Folk songs in a modern reading, bright emotions and good mood are waiting for the guests!

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