Maslenitsa, also known as Butter Week, Crepe week or Cheesefare Week, is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday, celebrated during the last week before Great Lent (the eighth week before Eastern Orthodox Pascha)📅. The traditional attributes of the Maslenitsa celebration are the scarecrow of Maslenitsa, sleigh rides, festivities. Russians bake bliny and flatbread, while Belarusians and Ukrainians cook pierogi and syrniki.

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