The main Maslenitsa in 2019, according to tradition, will be held at the Peter and Paul Fortress

The main Maslenitsa in 2019, according to tradition, will be held at the Peter and Paul Fortress

Pancakes, musicians, contests, traditional Russian fun - all this awaits Petersburgers at the Peter and Paul Fortress on March 10. The beginning of spring will traditionally mark a midday cannon shot. The State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg reports that the main Shrovetide of 2019 will be held on their territory.

Guests can also get acquainted with folk customs, try their hand at tug of war, which also, by the way, is one of the old Russian amusements. Also, everyone will be able to find out the history of the holiday and find out why it is customary to burn an effigy of Shrovetide on this day.

At the end of the holiday, at about 5 p.m., a three-meter scarecrow of Maslenitsa will be burned on the square, which will mark the arrival of spring, museum staff say.

Source: https://gazeta.spb.ru/2087455-0/