While we have Mardi Gras, the Russians know how to do their pre-Lenten celebrations really right, celebrating and indulging for an entire week before the beginning of the Eastern Orthodox Lent during something known as “Масленица,” (pronounced “Mas-len-eets-za”) or “Butter Week.” Because the Eastern Orthodox have even stricter fasting rules for Lent than do Catholics, practicing Russians take the week to use up all of their butter and other wonderful dairy products in the most delicious of ways. Union’s very own Russian and East European Culture Club will be hosting its own Масленица celebration tomorrow night, Thursday March 1st, at 6:30pm in Brezzano House. All are invited to the indulgent event!!
I am a senior in college who will be off in the wonderful world of finance come July. While my resume passions include scrupulously watching economic indicators and reading the Wall Street Journal, I could just as happily spend all day reading blogs and sharing my passion for food, fashion, and fun. I chew too much gum and probably write too many lists. I know I don't know everything just yet, but TheGarnetLetter is the beginning of my little thank you note to the wonderful world!