State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»
27 February 2014

The 14th celebration of Pancake Sunday in 2014 

On March 2, at 13.00 the festive program «The Olympic Pancake Sunday!»  (Maslenitsa)  will start in the museum quarter in Pechorskaya Street.

The festivities will include performances of Russian folk music ensembles and singers, a kids disco, a lottery, competitions and many other activities.   

The guests will enjoy the expressive performance of “Skaz” Russian folk music ensemble, named after V. Rumiantsev; the ensemble of folk singing “Zabava” and also of Tatyana Arsentyeva and Konstantin Ababkov, the holders of the honorary title “The Soul of Pskov Land”.

The forgotten melodies will be performed by a member of Pskov symphony orchestra Sergеy Kurochkin (violin) and the winners of international competitions Natalya Zhdanova (piano) and Dmitriy Zhdanov (cello).

At the height of the festivities every visitor of the museum’s exhibitions will participate in the prizes-for-all lottery, called «Pancake Sunday’s luck», and get a prize.

Among the numerous prizes there will be books, guidebooks, sweet gifts, pies and round loafs, baked in “Pirozhkovaya palata” (“Pies café”) of “Dvor Podznoyeva” LLC (“Merchant Podznoyev’s house”) and many other surprises. A competition for the main prize of Izborsk Pancake Sunday – a bag of flour - will be held.

You will be able to visit Seto people, where you will be treated to beef and pea soup, meat aspic, onion and jam pies, and, of course, to traditional Seto cheese.  

In the museum’s “Blinnaya cafe” (“Pancakes’ café”) you will be offered Izborsk pancakes with hot herbal tea. The guests will be entertained and encouraged to dance by Alexander Kramarenko, a garmon (Russian button accordion) player from Izborsk.

The students of Pskov Regional Arts College will make a performance for children «We have been waiting for the Pancake Sunday».

At 15.00 the central event of the festivities - the burning of the straw effigy of Maslenitsa in a bonfire - will take place. It will be followed by a «Pancakes Sunday disco from DJ Matryona Sidorovna», conducted by “The Soul of Pskov Land” Marina Zharikova.  

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