Maslenitsa, Russian Pancake Week

  • Adult fee 8 €

    Discount fee 6 €

    Family fee 16 €

March 9, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Maslenitsa marks a holiday celebrated during the last week before the Lent. It is accompanied by dancing and merrymaking, hearty meals and having fun in the snow.

At the museum you can acquaint yourself with the Shrovetide customs of different nationalities, play funny games and take part in trials of strength. The winter is sent away by burning a ritual straw doll “chuchela” in the bonfire. Don’t miss the blinis and samovar tea.  

At the newer dwelling of the Seto farm

Preparing Shrovetide dishes traditional to the Setos.


At the older dwelling of the Seto farm

Introducing Shrovetide customs of the Mari and backing blinis.

Workshop: making Shrovetide dolls.


On the village green

Sip a cup of tea boiled in a samovar and take part in folk games and trials of strength. When the weather is suitable you can enjoy sporty outdoor activities: skiing and sledging.

Folk ensemble Bõliina introduces Slavic Shrovetide customs.

One of the ethnic minorities living in Estonia – The Udmurts – also introduce their Shrovetide customs.

At 2 p.m. - The winter is sent away by burning a ritual straw doll “chuchela” in the bonfire.


Tasty food, beautiful handicraft and Shrovetide dishes of different nationalities can be bought from the Maslenitsa fair.


Peipus-Russian dwelling

Introducing the Shrovetide customs of the Russian Old Believers and preparing traditional holiday dishes.