Monday, February 12, 2018

The Traditions of Celebrating Maslenitsa

Maslenitsa is a cycle of folk holidays that has been observed in Russia since pagan times, celebrating the end of winter, the welcoming of spring and remembering dead ancestors. 
2018 date12 to 18 February
2019 date4 to 10 March
2020 date24 February to 1 March
Maslenitsa also known as Butter WeekCrepe week, or Cheesefare Week) is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday, celebrated during the last week before Great Lent, that is, the eighth week before Eastern Orthodox Pascha  (Easter). Maslenitsa corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival, except that Orthodox Lent begins on a Monday instead of a Wednesday, and the Orthodox date of Easter can differ greatly from the Western Christian date. 
The Traditions of Celebrating Maslenitsa

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