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    • Welcoming Spring in Russian Way: Traditions of Slavic Pancakes Festival
    • Welcoming Spring in Russian Way: Traditions of Slavic Pancakes Festival
    • Welcoming Spring in Russian Way: Traditions of Slavic Pancakes Festival
    • Welcoming Spring in Russian Way: Traditions of Slavic Pancakes Festival
    • Welcoming Spring in Russian Way: Traditions of Slavic Pancakes Festival
    • Welcoming Spring in Russian Way: Traditions of Slavic Pancakes Festival
    • Welcoming Spring in Russian Way: Traditions of Slavic Pancakes Festival
    • Welcoming Spring in Russian Way: Traditions of Slavic Pancakes Festival
    • Welcoming Spring in Russian Way: Traditions of Slavic Pancakes Festival
    • Welcoming Spring in Russian Way: Traditions of Slavic Pancakes Festival
    • Welcoming Spring in Russian Way: Traditions of Slavic Pancakes Festival
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    Maslenitsa, known as Butter, Crepe or Pancake Week, is a traditional Slavic festival rooted in ancient pagan customs. Celebrating Maslenitsa, people see the winter off and welcome the spring.

    On February 22, Russia and several other Eastern Slavic countries end the week of Maslenitsa, preceding Lent, the most important fasting season for Orthodox Christians. Let’s have a look at this joyful and merry week’s origin and traditions.

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