Maslenitsa
20-26 February 2017

Maslenitsa is a traditional Russian festival, a mix of pagan beliefs and Christian traditions, which marks the end of winter.

It is celebrated during the last week before Great Lent, eighth week before Eastern Orthodox Paskha (Easter).
Maslenitsa is also known as Pancake Week. Pancakes (rus: Блины [Blini]) are usually baked in large quantities and shared among friends and family to symbolize the sun and warmth. Maslenitsa lasts for up to one week.

Venue: Throughout Uglich
Event cost: Free

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