Monday, March 14, 2016

Seeing Pancake Week in Moscow gathered an unprecedented number of participants: photo – REGNUM

Moscow, March 14, 2016, 09:21 – REGNUM The celebrations to mark the end of Carnival gathered an unprecedented number of participants in the Moscow parks. Traditional off winter with free pancakes, pillow fight, dances, demonstrations of blacksmithing art Conquest Shrovetide column and, of course, the burning of effigies were carried out throughout the day March 13 and ended only at night, the correspondent IA REGNUM.

25 festive sites were opened in Moscow, and the organizers did not stint. So, in the Park of Culture and Rest. Gorky guests were treated to free pancakes, acquainted with traditional crafts, including a blacksmith, a fair was organized and carried out a number of different competitions to identify the strongest party.

In the Izmailovo Kremlin, despite the entrance fee to the celebration area, and there was a huge number of visitors. Guests are offered traditional Russian entertainment, from bags to struggle to conquer the mountain Shrovetide column. Last mastered playing not all. It was also possible to buy pancakes, take part in a mass dance and attend a concert.

By the burning of effigies – of the ancient pagan ritual farewell to winter and spring celebration demonstration – in all metropolitan areas began at the same time, at 18:00. By this time the number of guests capital’s parks has reached epic proportions, so that the witness could process is not everyone that nevertheless did not prevent the visitors to enjoy the holiday, which lasted till night.

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