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Celebrating winter's end during Pancake Week

People celebrate Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, a week of feasting before Lent to mark the end of winter.

March 16, 2021 / 01:56 PM IST
Participants try pancakes during a celebration of Maslenitsa, also known as Pancake Week, which is a pagan holiday marking the end of winter, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia March 14. (Image: Reuters)
Participants try pancakes during a celebration of Maslenitsa, also known as Pancake Week, which is a pagan holiday marking the end of winter, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia March 14. (Image: Reuters)
A man climbs up a wooden pole to get a prize during celebrations of Maslenitsa, also known as Pancake Week, which is a pagan holiday marking the end of winter, in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia March 14. (Image: Reuters)
A man climbs up a wooden pole to get a prize during celebrations of Maslenitsa, also known as Pancake Week, which is a pagan holiday marking the end of winter, in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia March 14. (Image: Reuters)
A man climbs up a wooden pole to get a prize during celebrations of Maslenitsa, also known as Pancake Week, which is a pagan holiday marking the end of winter, in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia March 14. (Image: Reuters)
A man climbs up a wooden pole to get a prize during celebrations of Maslenitsa, also known as Pancake Week, which is a pagan holiday marking the end of winter, in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia March 14. (Image: Reuters)
People watch at a burning installation called "Vaccination Tower", during celebrations of Maslenitsa, a pagan holiday, marking the end of the winter in the village of Nikola Lenivets in Kaluga region, Russia March 13. (Image: Reuters)
People watch at a burning installation called "Vaccination Tower", during celebrations of Maslenitsa, a pagan holiday, marking the end of the winter in the village of Nikola Lenivets in Kaluga region, Russia March 13. (Image: Reuters)
Young woman dances in front of a burning installation called “Vaccination Tower”, during celebrations of Maslenitsa, a pagan holiday, marking the end of the winter in the village of Nikola Lenivets in Kaluga region, Russia March 13. (Image: Reuters)
Young woman dances in front of a burning installation called “Vaccination Tower”, during celebrations of Maslenitsa, a pagan holiday, marking the end of the winter in the village of Nikola Lenivets in the Kaluga region, Russia March 13. (Image: Reuters)
An actor leads a round dance during celebrations of Maslenitsa, a pagan holiday, marking the end of the winter in the village of Nikola Lenivets in Kaluga region, Russia March 13. (Image: Reuters)
An actor leads a round dance during celebrations of Maslenitsa, a pagan holiday, marking the end of the winter in the village of Nikola Lenivets in the Kaluga region, Russia March 13. (Image: Reuters)
A view on an installation called "Vaccination Tower", during celebrations of Maslenitsa, a pagan holiday, marking the end of the winter in the village of Nikola Lenivets in Kaluga region, Russia March 13. (Image: Reuters)
A view on an installation called "Vaccination Tower", during celebrations of Maslenitsa, a pagan holiday, marking the end of the winter in the village of Nikola Lenivets in Kaluga region, Russia March 13. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Mar 16, 2021 01:56 pm

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