March 1, 2020 from 12:00 to 17:00 on Sophia Square in Veliky Novgorod there will be a wide and split Shrovetide! On a large stage, performances of the best creative groups have been prepared for residents and visitors of the city, which will turn your idea of folk culture upside down: songs and dances, contests and games, a colorful competition of stuffed dolls, Pancake week and prize drawing.
On the square will be organized malls with pastries, pancakes, and hot drinks. And all lovers of "hot" from 16:00 right on the main square will begin a colorful ceremony of burning a 5-meter stuffed Pancake week. For lovers of creative photos and relevant stories, a unique opportunity has been prepared to take an unforgettable selfie with ceremonial stuffed Maslenitsa and wind up a cool time-lapse in the interactive photo zone “Wow, Maslenitsa!”. We invite those who can’t live without thrills to try their strength and dexterity on the “Get the Rooster!” Ride, and those who prefer speed can ride horses.