Опубликовано: 15 March 2016 14:51

12 March 2016 – Holiday “Big Maslenitsa” took place in Izhevsk

On March 12 the holiday“Big Maslenitsa” took place on the Central Square of Izhevsk.

City inhabitants enjoyed theatrical performance and concert program prepared by the municipal youth theater “Molodoy Chelovek” and the municipal folk ensemble “Izhevsk”. Traditional Maslenitsa treats were offered at the fair area.

The Head of the city Yuri Tyurin and the Chairman of Izhevsk City Council Oleg Garin welcomed Izhevsk inhabitants.

- Today we are seeing-off winter and greeting spring. Maslenitsa is a holiday which is loved by all people, despite of their profession, social position, ethnicity, - said Yuri Tyurin. – Inhabitants of our city came to the Central Square in order to eat pancakes, take part in the competitions and get well-deserved prizes.

Izhevsk citizens participated in the Maslenitsa round dance, Russian folk games, sport competitions for children and adults. In the end they received prizes from sponsors: a living cock and a rabbit for those who are the best at climbing the pole and log, a free of charge visit to the sport center for the winners of the competition “tug-of-war”, real hot pancakes for strong people working with disk weights.

A culmination of the event was burning of the Maslenitsa effigy, and then Yuri Tyurin and Oleg Garin treated inhabitants with round cracknels and pancakes.

Following the Russian Maslenitsa, the Udmurt ethnic holiday “Tol Kelyan!” started at the Central Square. Folk bands “Invozho”, “Tyuragai”, “Zador Mylkyd”, “Chilter” as well as singers of the Udmurt estrade made their performances for inhabitants. The Udmurt ethnic game stages were opened there, people could enjoy playing Udmurt games, competitions and dances.

During the Maslenitsa week, on March 7 – 13, around 50 events dedicated to spring welcoming were held in educational institutions, institutions of additional education for children, cultural institutions; open festive spaces were organized for inhabitants on March 12 and 13 in all the city districts.

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