In the center of Krasnodar, on Pushkinskaya Square, a “New Russian Maslenitsa” will take place. The organizers complemented the traditional party with current trends in youth culture.
In Abrau, visitors will ride a 10-meter samovar swing and enjoy traditional Maslenitsa dishes. And in Anapa, gourmets will enjoy gastronomic delights in the cafe: pancakes with salmon and mango, bags of pancakes with ground meat, and will even be able to taste a pancake cake.
In the Krymsky district, at the famous winery, a large-scale fair with festivities will take place over the weekend. The program includes performances by ensembles and folk groups, author’s DJ-set and Russian rock hits on balalaikas. Tours of the winemaking, terroir and production museum await guests. There will also be an off-road minirally in support of the defenders of the Fatherland.
In Novorossiysk, on the territory of the covered amphitheater “Arena Colosseum”, a fair in honor of Maslenitsa will be held on February 25.
In the ethnic complex “Ataman” in the Temryuk district, tourists will be introduced to festive rituals, it will be explained why in the Kuban Maslenitsa was called Cheese Week, and, in addition to traditional pancakes, dumplings with cottage cheese were prepared . . And also, what are compresses and why were they woven? And why didn’t they burn an effigy in the Cossack villages? Guests will take part in traditional folk games, craft workshops, “cheese lottery”! At this time, all the courtyards in the village, the menagerie, the viewing platform in Taman Bay will be open for walking. Then there will be a unique opportunity to plunge into the life of the Kuban family, get acquainted with the interior decoration of Cossack dwellings in the huts of the chieftain, blacksmith, weaver and hairdresser. But in the stanitsa “Gramoteyn” for each visitor they will give a spelling lesson with a goose quill and tell the glorious history of the development of the Kuban lands.
The carnival week will end on February 26 with a folk festival in Gelendzhik. Thematic workshops on arts and crafts, interactive theater performances and performances will take place here.
By the way
This year, the results of a sociological survey conducted by VTsIOM showed that just over 66 percent of Russians intend to celebrate Maslenitsa. At the same time, 31 percent do not consider it a holiday and do not celebrate it. And yet, more than half of the survey participants – 62 percent – consider large-scale Maslenitsa festivities to be a folk tradition, 17 percent perceive the holiday as a joyful farewell to winter and a long awaited spring meeting.