Everyone’s invited to Trafalgar Square on Sunday 26 February to celebrate the Russian folk festival of Maslenitsa.Marking the end of winter, Maslenitsa combines a Russian Orthodox religious celebration with an older pagan festival welcoming the arrival of spring.This family event features a marquee for children, dance, theatre, and music performances from across Russia. There will also be bustling bazaar selling Russian handicrafts and souvenirs, and stalls where you can sample authentic Russian dishes, such as blini (pancakes).Maslenitsa is organised by Ensemble Productions with support from the Mayor of London.This is just one of the many free and exciting events the Mayor is presenting in the run up to a summer like no other and beyond. From Big Dance to St Patrick’s Day, SURPRISES, a series of one-off events and SHOWTIME, bringing entertainment to every corner of London town, there really will be something for everyone.Be the first to find out what’s happening. Sign up for updates at: www.molpresents.com.
Maslenitsa26 FEBRUARY 2012 13:00Location: Trafalgar Square