Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Maslenitsa - Pancake Week

Also know as Pancake week is celebrated in Feburary this year!
A celebration to welcome the end of winter.
Restaurants will have special menus serving vegetarian dishes and blini dishes.
Unfortunately, i won't be experiencing the excitement this year, but here are some photos of the festivity held in a forest 45 mins walk through a forest from a train station 1 hour away from Moscow.

Snippets of Maslenitsa celebrations can be found in the movie "The Barber of Siberia"

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