Winter lingers in Moscow just a little longer, making March a magical time to visit. Just remember to bring your warm winter clothes and prepare to experience Russian culture.
The Moscow Maslenitsa Festival
While the exact timing changes every year, March often welcomes The Moscow Maslenitsa Festival. This is the Russian equivalent of Mardi gras or Carnival and is a delightful festival held in the Red Square. Traditional dancing, log contests, sledding, bonfires, fireworks, and food make the event memorable especially set against the Moscow architecture.
If you miss the festival, tour the city to catch all the architecture. Traditional charm and contemporary flair can be seen in this great city. If you choose a walking tour, dress warmly and wear thick socks and warm shoes.
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 of every year. The holiday is like Mother’s Day in the Americas, but celebrates all women even sisters and daughters. The holiday originally marked the female struggle for equality but has recently evolved to more of an appreciation for all women. Gifts are given, and the day is an official holiday. Some men take over all the household duties that day while the women get time to rest.
Popular entertainers perform on the holiday, reciting poems or singing love songs. It is the perfect day to experience traditional Russian entertainment.
St. Patrick’s Day in Moscow
This is the 25th year Moscow has celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a parade. The festivities run from March 16-19, 2017 and including the Irish Film Festival, the Irish Documentary Film Festival, and many other activities. Over 120 activities to choose from will keep the young and young at heart entertained for days.
Whatever event you attend will leave you enchanted with this magical city. Before you land, book a cosy furnished apartment near these great activities so you can warm up during your trip.
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