Would you like to be a part of a jolly and beautiful Russian holiday called Maslenitsa? You will be fully immersed in Russian traditions!
We will say goodbye to the winter and welcome the spring, enjoy music and dancing and, at the same time, we will take a break from the city bustle in a cozy dacha not far from Moscow.
What Awaits You:
- burning an effigy to chase away the winter
- ritual dances near the pond
- tea with pancakes (of course!) and other sweets
- coloring Filimonovo toys
What You Need to Know about Maslenitsa?
Burning an effigy
Maslenitsa is one of the oldest surviving Slavic holidays. Although coming from pagan traditions, Maslenitsa was the only holiday recognized by the Russian Orthodox church.
- Why are we going to eat pancakes on this day?
Pancake, the symbol of the holiday, is the representation of both – the sun in the pagan tradition, and the last opportunity to enjoy butter, milk, and eggs before the Lent.
- Why are we going to burn an effigy?
Burning the effigy of Maslenitsa, a straw stuffed doll, dressed in female clothes, marks the imminent end of winter.
9.40 am Meeting with your guide at the Kazansky Railway Station
10.14 am - 11.08 am Commuter train to the dacha
Burning an effigy at the pond
Tea with blinis
Coloring Filimonovo toys
Arrival back to Moscow by about 4.30 pm
Tour duration: 7 hours
Tour cost: 3900 RUB
Meeting time: 9.40 AM
Meeting place: Kazansky Railway Station (Komsomolskaya metro station)
We'll get to the dacha by commuter train.
If you would like to come to the tour in your own car, please let us know.
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