What number Shrovetide
Pancake Day celebrated from 16 to 22 February. The date of the Carnival, as a rule, shifts every year depending on the beginning of Lent and Easter.
When Maslenitsa is celebrated — this question is of particular relevance from the very beginning of the year, because the Russians are very fond of this bright and cheerful holiday, saturated with the aroma of pancakes.
How to celebrate Maslenitsa
This day is celebrated the arrival of spring. The celebration itself has pagan roots and rich ceremonial traditions. The holiday lasts seven days, which are popularly called Maslenitsa week. There are Narrow and Wide Maslenitsa.
All chores are allowed on Narrow Maslenitsa (from Monday to Wednesday), and hard work is undesirable on Broad Maslenitsa. In these, it is customary to walk, have fun, bake pancakes and visit each other.
Traditional menu at the Pancake of the year make not only pancakes, but also various types of cheeses, cottage cheese, dairy products. Not for nothing, the Pancake week is called Cheese Week. The most important dish on this holiday are, of course, pancakes.
This dish does not accidentally become a symbol of Maslenitsa. Round ruddy pancake is similar to the spring sun, which is honored all week.
Every day in Shrovetide week is marked by certain traditions and rituals. But the most important ritual performed on Shrovetide is burning stuffed. Across Russia, on the last day of Shrovetide, a large doll, the personification of the outgoing winter, is being burned on its own, made of unnecessary rags.
This ends the farewell to winter and the meeting of the long-awaited spring.
After Shrovetide begins Lent, so for all Orthodox believers, Shrovetide Week is an excellent opportunity to have a good time, to eat sweets and other dishes that are unresolved in fasting. However, from the point of view of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Cheese Seventh (Pancake week), you should prepare for the post — to make peace with your neighbors, ask for forgiveness and forgive yourself the offense. Good luck and don’t forget to press the buttons and