масленица

one масленица tradition we won't be able to practice on campus...

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!!

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