Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Russian Pancake Week (Maslenitsa)

Maslenitsa (Russian Pancake Week) is a holiday is celebrated the 7th week before Russian Easter. This year 2011, Maslenitsa celebrations are taking place Feb. 28th through March 6. The symbol of Maslenitsa is pancakes - round, golden and warm, they represent the sun and the welcoming of spring. People enjoy the time with carnivals, food (lots of blini/Russian pancakes), fist fights, bear shows, sleigh-riding, sledding, snowball battles, visiting and re-connecting with your family and friends.

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