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Maslenitsa - Pancakes Festival Tour

Maslenitsa - Pancakes Festival Tour Packages
Country: Belarus
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: National Traditions

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Maslenitsa (Belarusian pancakes festival) is a sensational festival to farewell winter according to ancient traditions and the only pagan holiday legalized by the Orthodox Church. Maslenitsa, or Cheese Week — is widely celebrated across the country. Each of the seven days of fun, entertainment and pancakes has its own name (“Meeting”, “Zaigryshi”, “Gourmand”) and traditions.

Dressed in national costumes the participants of the festival sing Belarusian songs, burn the effigy of the winter and enjoy delicious pancakes.

Pancake week starts in February 12

Maslenitsa is a good reason to meet and talk with friends and relatives.

A lot of cafes will offer pancakes during Maslenitsa. Usually pancakes in Belarus are made of only four ingredients: milk, flour, butter and eggs. Dough is always fresh and no frozen products are used. The variety of pancake fillings is unbelievable.

There will be a grand festival for children and adults, an exhibition of the tools that were used by our great-great-grandmothers, a workshop on making amulets and so on.

If you decide to celebrate Maslenitsa in the national parks or ethno and agricultural complexes and open air folk museums of the country you will get the incredible emotions and feeling of the national culture and traditions.

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