Updated: Mar 6, 2020
On the last week of February Russians celebrate the traditional festival Maslenitsa. Maslenitsa is a very old tradition, whose beginning dates back to the 16th century according the historical registers. During Maslenitsa we celebrate the end of winter and the arrival of spring. Maslenitsa is what we could call a Russian version of the carnival, since it also happens within a determined limit of days before Easter holidays.
I was at Red Square on the second day of the official city festival and couldn't miss capturing that with my camera. Charming food shacks, traditional dance and music, beautiful decoration and what makes it even greater, the weather was fantastic!