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Pancake festival will take Place in Nizhny Novgorod

The celebration will take place on Markin Square.

04.Feb.15 7:14 AM
By Elena Nekrasova


Pancake festival will take Place in Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod is preparing to say “goodbye” to winter and meet spring. However sometimes spring is a bit late in accordance with dates and calendar. It also depends on the beginning of Quadragesima. This time it will coincide with another popular Russian holiday that is celebrated on the 23rd of February and will last till 11th of April when the Easter will be celebrated.

Shrovetide will take place from 16th to 22nd of February. In accordance with famous Russian tradition people meet with their relatives and friends, call at each other places and treat each other with pancakes and different fillings. The celebration usually ends up with burning of a huge scare-craw on the central square of the city.

Such Pancake festival will also be arranged in Nizhny Novgorod. It will be arranged for the second time already and will eventually turn into pleasant traditions for all citizens. The festival will start at noon and last till 5 p.m. All guests and citizens of Nizhny Novgorod will be able to take part in this celebration that will take place on Markin Square.

They will have a chance to try different pancakes with traditional fillings as well as other popular dishes which are treated during this holiday. Different bands and creative collectives will perform on stage during the festival in order to entertain all guests and participants. The best scare-craw will be burnt at the end of the event.

At the same time Shrovetide Fare will be arranged from 15th to 22nd of February in Nizhny Novgorod. Here you can by different souvenirs and other things which are related to this holiday and reflect old Russian traditions.

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