State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»
3 March 2017

First, all the guests of the event visited the museum’s exhibition, where they learned about the local traditions of celebrating Maslenitsa, played a Thread the Needle Game, a Seto people old game entitled “Bring the cow back home” and performed "Kalinka" song using a garmon (Russian button accordion), a mandolin, a tambourine, a hand-rattle, wooden spoons and castanets.   

In “The Life and Culture of Seto People” museum room “Mariukisi” (“Berries”) folk children ensemble performed a play based on traditional Seto fairytales. The guests also enjoyed their singing and dancing.

A master class in cooking a pancake with cottage cheese, raisins, honey and apple filling was held, after which everyone was invited to have a cup of tea. Then the guests went to the museum’s yard to play traditional Russian games and learn to dance a traditional Seto people dance.  

The Museum of History of Pechory would like to express their sincere gratitude to “Mariukisi” (“Berries”) folk children ensemble, “Nadezhda” Confectionery Factory and “Pechory Pravda” newspaper for their invaluable help in organizing the event.