Russian Carnival. Масленица. Why is it called Maslenitsa ?. Maslenitsa translates to butter in Russian. This festival is known as: “Butter Week” Pancake toppings include butter, but also caviar, jam and sour cream Given to friends and family as a sign of warmth. Pagan and Christian origins
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In Slavic Mythology, it’s the Sun Festival
Celebrates the end of winter
Celebrated during the last week of Great LentHistory
George Fuzayl ‘14