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Blini and Maslenitsa

I promise all my posts here will not be about food, but I just have to talk about blini (crepes) for a minute. 322 more words



This post is over a month late, but after a hectic couple of weeks I’m finally able to post some photos.  Maslenitsa is a holiday that celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of Spring.   198 more words


Maslenitsa: Russian-style "Spring Festival"

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Maslenitsa(also known as Butter Week or Pancake Week) is one of the most popular Russian traditional festivals that usually falls at the end of February. 7 more words


New Beginnings | Масленица

Happy Spring!

Considered by many here in Almaty, March represents the welcomed arrival of spring! We have had beautiful 40 degree weather and it looks like, dare I say, winter has finally ended. 334 more words

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On Maslenitsa

One of the things I was most worried about missing in Russia was the non-bank holiday celebrations we have in the UK – Bonfire Night, Pancake Day, and so on. 767 more words


This past week has been the festival of Maslenitsa here – an ancient festival with dual pagan and Orthodox roots. On the one hand, it marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring and on the other it’s a time to celebrate before the more sombre Lenten time, much like Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras etc. 518 more words