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The Pancake week in Russia

The ancient Slavic holiday of Maslenitsa is seven days of fun, sledding, competition and, of course, enjoying delicious pancakes. Scope and content it is often compared with the European carnivals, the time when you can immerse yourself in the vibrant whirlwind of popular culture.

In addition, Carnival is a symbolic farewell to inhospitable in the winter and a joyous spring. Until the seventeenth century this was the equivalent of the modern Christmas celebrations. By the way, the beautiful spring no accident exactly welcome pancakes, because they, rosy and warm, very similar to the sun.

Carnival and Christian tradition

Perhaps it is because of its friendly “nature” Carnival does not repeat the fate of other pagan holidays. After the establishment of Christianity in Russia, the tradition was not abolished, but only partially transformed. The dates of the celebrations were to depend on Great Lent (before Shrovetide week was the vernal equinox from March 22 to 24), and the celebration became his eve – Cheesefare week.

In the Christian tradition these days – the time needed to devote to communicate with loved ones, forgiveness and reconciliation, which is most inspiring spring festival.

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