By Yaroslav Bondarenko
Class 9 A
The holiday is called Maslenitsa or Shrovetide. It is celebrated from Monday
till Sunday during the last week before Lent in all cities and villages of
Russia. It’s when Russians say goodbye to winter and welcome
People begin preparations for the carnival in advance:
traditionally they bake pancakes and make funny costumes.
Children dress up and play in the snow. We go for sleigh rides, go
sledging, have snowball fights and lots more. We make a straw
doll of “Lady Maslenitsa”, who is dressed in special clothes.
There’s a lot to eat too- especially blilnis, which are delicious
On Sunday we burn Lady Maslenitsa on a big bonfire.
The spring festival is over and Lent begins.