This weekend, should one have a rabid appetite for sampling some Russian culture, we at Charlotte’s VVeb recommend taking a trip to the annual Russian Maslenitsa Festival taking place on Sunday 6th March in London’s Trafalgar Square. The annual festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before and will feature a Russian Standard Vodka bar and traditional Russian delicacies to taste.
Maslenitsa is also known as Butter Week and blinis are traditionally eaten during this period. The celebration is held just before Lent, however, its roots are pagan as it heralds the coming of spring. As Russia’s national drink is vodka we can expect that lots of lovely blinis will be washed down with a chilled tipple or two at the festival!
Plus for music lovers there will be fabulous performances by Moral Codex, Bayan Mix, Ludmila Rumina and Anastasia Stostkaya. We can’t wait!
Russian Maslenitsa Festival in London’s Trafalgar Square
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross
12.30pm – 7pm
Entry is free