The week of the carnival: where and how to spend the weekend

The week of the carnival in full swing, and this weekend residents and guests of the capital have the opportunity to eat heartily pancakes and vegetable dumplings in a lovely atmosphere before the beginning of lent, as well as participate in fun activities.

On February 25 and 26 “Wide pancake week” will be celebrated in the Park “Feofania” (street of Academician Lebedev, 32). Festivities here start at 13:00 concerts under the open sky: for guests are the members of the group “Bereginya”. “On the feast of all expect fun entertainment during which everyone will have the opportunity to show their agility and strength: tug of war, fighting on the bags and the main attraction — the pancake post with gifts”, — the organizers.

Also promise the dances and dance around the fire, master classes on weaving wreaths and even a competition for the best wreath or folk costume. Small children will also be something to do in the Park. They are prepared animation program with fantastic heroes and sports games (relay races, towns). The rite of burning the effigy of Maslenitsa will take place in “Feofaniya” on Sunday at 16:00. The Park entrance — 20 UAH, for students — 5 UAH, children under seven years of age and pensioners — free.

You can walk in and listen to performances of folk groups and in Shevchenko Park. There’s already a Festival of pancakes, which will continue until Sunday. To see off winter and to invite BDHR (Ave Glushkov, 1), where on Saturday and Sunday will be a celebration of “Big Oil”. The program of festivities and fun fair, workshops, dumplings and pancakes with various fillings, cooking shows, and the performance of Cossacks.

The Cossack village “Mamaeva Sloboda” (St. Donets, 2) the weekend also invites you to celebrate the distinctive Cossack deck. Beginning at 12:00, entrance 50 UAH (there are discounted tickets). The main dish here will be the dumplings with cheese and sour cream, but can taste and other vintage cheese dishes, as well as the famous Cossack porridge “grouse” cooked in giant cauldrons of several types of cereals. Unmarried boys and girls will be tied to the hand “block”, that have not found the pair, and at 15:00 on Saturday and Sunday, there will begin a competition “Ukrainian Russian dumplings against pancakes.”

Near Kiev Shrove Tuesday with dancing, singing, games and the burning of effigies to celebrate in the ethno-complex “Ukrainian village” in the village Buzovaya (from 13:00 to 15:00, entrance and participation is free).

The colorful festival will be held on Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00 in National Museum of folk architecture and life “Pirogovo”. “Mardi Gras, or spring deck starts the cycle of traditional Ukrainian holidays. This is a fun and unique holiday with many folk rituals and ceremonies. On Sunday the Museum will perform folk groups, who will recreate for visitors the ancient ritual Kolodiy and sing folk songs. Guests will be entertained by amusements, are invited to dance, and entertain will be the delicious dumplings, pancakes and compote. The culmination of the celebration at 16:00 will be the ceremony of burning “Mastrubator DDA”, which represents the evil forces of winter” — say in the Museum.

You can buy during the celebration and original Souvenirs — products of national masters. The cost of entry into the territory of the Museum — 40 UAH for pupils, students, pensioners discounts.