Eastern Slavs celebrate Maslenitsa

07.03.2019
Eastern Slavs are celebrating one of the most joyful and tasty periods in the folk calendar – Maslenitsa, or Butter Week. The holiday symbolizes the end of winter and the approach of spring. Apart from entertainments, for Belarusians it was also a period when they paid great attention to the family and ancestors, and also thought about starting their own family. Maslenitsa ends with a symbolic burning of the straw figure of the Winter.
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