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Broad Maslenitsa

Take a look at these colorful pictures, and you will learn how the kids from the Kalinka Russian School celebrated Maslenitsa, Russian traditional pancake week, on March 4. Many thanks to our dear spectators, they turned the holiday into truly large-scale festivities! Don't forget to take a look at the snapshots of open lessons Maslenitsa.

The tradition of Maslenitsa dates back to pagan times, when Russian folk would bid farewell to winter and greet the approaching spring season by eating pancakes and having lots of fun. The very name of the holiday, Maslenitsa, owes its existence to this tradition of baking pancakes. They are essential to the celebration of Maslenitsa.

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