CULTURE Maslenitsa celebrations bid farewell to winter

CULTURE

Maslenitsa celebrations bid farewell to winter

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15:39, March 10, 2019

Are you ready to bid farewell to winter and chase away the winter blues? Many people watched a burning tower made of wooden pallets during the celebrations of Maslenitsa in the village of Nikola Lenivets in the Kaluga region of Russia, on Saturday, to mark the end of the freezing season. (Photos: VCG)

Maslenitsa, also known as "Butter Week" or "Pancake Week," is a traditional Russian holiday that announces the beginning of spring.

It is usually symbolized by the burning of effigies, singing and dancing around a fire.

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