The festival of porridge.
The festival of Russian porridge takes place in Gorbatovo in Nizhny Novgorod oblast in February. On the entertainment and theatrical program of the «Festival of Russian porridge» there are acquaintance with customs and traditions of the district city of Gorbatov, trade fair of manufactures made by masters of Pavlovsky District, buffoon entertainment and competitions, folk games and customs, race in Russian valenki (felt boots), and riding in bathing basins. The culmination of the festival is cereals tasting sessions cooked following old Russian recipes, tea-parties in the open air, and the competition of chastushkas (i.e. ditties on some topical or humorous theme) about porridge and Russian stove accompanied by Russian accordion.
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