Maslenitsa‬ Week in Yalta, Crimea

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22/02/2015

Today is the last day of ‪#‎Maslenitsa‬ Week in Russia. One of the he biggest pancake fairs in ‪#‎Crimea‬ is taking place in ‪#‎Yalta‬ today.

Yalta trip

Yalta trip

It stretched all along Yalta Embankment. Pancake Fair was the main theme of this weekend and it was also serve as a scenery for the performances, contests and games.

Yalta Crimea

Yalta Crimea
Maslenitsa is a traditional Slavic festival celebrated during the week before Fast. It marks the boundary of the winter and spring. Although the festival has absorbed a lot of Christian traditions, it still retains some pagan customs. The main heroine of the festival is the straw effigy of Lady Maslenitsa. Throughout the week all kinds of contests, strength competitions and performances take place around Lady Maslenitsa.

Yalta trip

The most common Maslenitsa food is ‘bliny’ (pancakes) that symbolize the sun. In the very end of the festival Lady Maslenitsa effigy is burned down which symbolized farewell to winter.Yalta  trip

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