National Academy of Sciences of Belarus


The Central Botanical Garden invites everyone to Maslenitsa

March 13, 2021 (from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) State Scientific Institution “The Central Botanical Garden of the NAS of Belarus” invites Minskers and guests of the capital to the cultural and educational event “Merry Maslenitsa!”.

An interactive festive event begins with a colorful cavalcade, accompanied by all the characters of the holiday and the “Maslenitsa” itself. Visitors will find a rich program with songs, jokes, Belarusian folk dances, contests, games, funs, and, of course, trats with their favorite pancakes, small pancakes and bagels, hot herbal tea! Guests will be able to relax in the interactive areas: “wheel of desires and predictions” (drawing of gifts), “festive registry office” (romantic chance for all lovers). Pancake marathon, folk fortune-telling, Maslenitsa area for taking photos, children’s playground, dolls of human height, attractions for adults and children, samovar show, gypsy theater “Gypsy Band”, folk ensemble “Byely ptah”- this and much more will give you the mood, will allow you to wonderfully relax and have fun with the whole family.

The event will also include educational excursions “Tropical Spring”. They will be led by guides of the Botanical Garden through the collection of tropical and subtropical plants in the greenhouse, which is more than 600 species from different regions of the world. On excursions, you can learn about those that bloom and bear fruit in the spring. The excursion will take place at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., groups are formed by the leading holiday.

The greenhouse will be decorated with exotic birds – parrots from the exhibition “The World of Big Parrots” – the favorites of many visitors.
The culmination of the holiday will be a memorable fire show and the burning of a scarecrow of winter, which embodies all the worst and the most negative. Farewell of winter has taken root in the people’s consciousness, and the desire to preserve the customs and originality of the culture of our ancestors testifies to the national unity of Belarusians, their love and respect for traditions, history, nature and society.

Event program: 1 p.m. – procession of the festive cavalcade: buffoons, costumed characters, Maslenitsa
1:15 p.m. – performance of the folk ensemble “Valoshky”
1:30 p.m. – theater “Zhart”: jokes, games, contests “Carousel”, “Pancake marathon”, etc.
2 p.m. – vocal-instrumental duet “Volga Lyubavina and Dzmitry Strezh”
2:20 p.m. – theater “Zhart” – gameblock of performances
2:50 p.m. – dance flashmob “Kuhtiki-taustuny”
3:10 p.m. – theater “Zhart” – gameblock of performances
3:40 p.m. – the folk ensemble “Byely ptah”
4 p.m. – power show “Asilak”
4:20 p.m. – gypsy theater “Gypsy Band”
4:40 p.m. – theater “Zhart”: we sweep the winter with brooms, march with Maslenitsa to the fire
5 p.m. – fire show
5 p.m. – making fire and round dance
5:15 p.m. – end of the event

The entrance to the landscape of the Botanical Garden is paid.

Detailed information can be obtained by calling +375 (17) 292-69-15