Happy Maslenitsa or Pancake Week!

11 Mar

Today is the first day of Maslenitsa week in Russia. This year Maslenitsa is falling on March 11 to 17. Maslenitsa is a week-long Russian tradition of saying good-bye to winter and getting ready for spring. Every day in Maslenitsa week is different and has its own meaning. You can find out more information here:

In Russian
http://ivona.bigmir.net/cooking/toowners/347928-Maslenica-2013–kogda-nachnetsja-nedelja-vesel-ja

In English
http://russiapedia.rt.com/of-russian-origin/maslenitsa/

Basically, the main part of this celebration is pancakes or crepes or in Russian “blini”. Usually blini are served with as many topping as you can imagine: savory or sweet!

Happy Maslenitsa to everyone! Make and eat as much crepes as you can! The more the merrier!

What is your favourite topping?

xoxo

Irina

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