Maslenitsa

Category: Folk
Maslenitsa in Russia in 2022
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About Maslenitsa

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Dates of Maslenitsa
2023 Russia Monday, February 20thMaslenitsa
2022 Russia Monday, February 28thMaslenitsa
2021 Russia Monday, March 8thMaslenitsa
2020 Russia Monday, February 24thMaslenitsa
2019 Russia Monday, March 4thMaslenitsa
Summary
An unofficial holiday, this is the Russian equivalent of Mardi Gras that takes place the week before Lent.

Maslenitsa is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday, which has retained a number of elements of Slavic mythology in its ritual, celebrated during the last week before Great Lent.

Also known as "butter week" or "pancake week", it is a way to welcome spring by eating tons of blini pancakes and engaging into exuberant festivities

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