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Home Travel Guide Further Reading Newsdesk Archive Moscow Spring and Easter Gift Festivals

Moscow Spring and Easter Gift Festivals

The Moscow Spring Fest is opening on April 28 2017. It will run until May 9.Tens of chalet-tents will be set in the city centre (including Manezhnaya Square, Kuznetsky Most, Tverskaya Street) to treat residents and guests with all sorts of traditional and exotic jams, candies and souvenirs.

Each venue at the festival will have its own theme and design. Jugglers, athletes, stilt walkers and brass bands, workshops in starling nest box making, wickerwork and drawing, an exhibition of retro cars, physics and chemistry experiments with sand, ice and paper, and many other fascinating events await visitors.Entrance is free. Opening hours – 10 am – 9 pm.
Before Easter week, the festival’s venues will mainly offer menus for Lent, lectures and excursions. During these few days, there will be more kinds of food to choose from and there will also be concerts and workshops in central Moscow.
The Easter Gift festival will be held at 24 venues in the Moscow centre and in 19 city parks. It will open the spring series of the Moscow Seasons street event project.

Markets will offer 50 types of Easter cakes. Cheese and milk will be brought by farmers from the Moscow, Lipetsk, Smolensk, Ryazan, Nizhny Novgorod and Vladimir regions, and producers from the Volgograd, Kursk, Tambov, Saratov, Voronezh and Moscow regions will bring honey and other bee products.

The festival venues will be decorated with over 100 art objects, including 63 painted Easter eggs. The main decoration will be 10 model bells of Moscow churches. On Pushkin Square, at the Novopushkinsky public garden and on Tverskoi Boulevard, three-metre tall model bells of the Christ the Saviour Cathedral (The Great Festive and Sainted Bells), the Ivan the Great Bell Tower (the Bear, Reut, Korsunsky and Nemchin Bells), the Assumption Belfry of the Moscow Kremlin (the Seven Hundredth and the Great Assumption Bells), the Great Bell of St. Daniel’s Monastery and the Alarm Bell from the Armoury Chamber will be installed.

The festival will also include concerts, plays, exhibitions, lectures, workshops and many other exciting events.

April 18, 2017