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Shrovetide in St. Petersburg

Shrovetide in St. Petersburg

This year, Shrovetide is celebrated during February 24 through March 1.

This year, Shrovetide, or, the Maslenitsa week, is celebrated from February 24 till March 1. In St. Petersburg, merrymakings and concerts are held in the Peter and Paul Fortress, on Yelagin Island, in the city parks, cultural centers, shopping malls and libraries.

In the New Holland public space, Shrovetide will be celebrated every day with a special pancake menu. On Sunday, the festival of bidding farewell to winter with folklore concerts and fireworks is scheduled.

In the Kirovets culture center, celebrations will take place during February 27 – March 1 with performances, choir and folk dance programmes and mass merrymakings.

In the Babushkin Park, Shrovetide will be celebrated on February 29 and March 1 with geese fights, horse, camel and reindeer rides, and a circus performance.

On Sunday March 1, large-scale celebrations are planned in the Peter and Paul Fortress with traditional delicacies, performances by singers and musicians, and a fair.

The Kirov Central Park invites visitors for a Cossack horseback stunts show, a souvenir fair and artistic workshops. 

The 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg Park will treat its guests to Russian cuisine dishes, master classes, sports contests and fireworks, and Buranovo Babushkas and Quest Pistols Show performances.

In the Polytechnic Park, there will be a large fair with contests, singing, dancing, and a pancake menu.

Festive celebrations will be organized in all of the city districts.

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