Join the Russian Language Cultural Association as they celebrate Maslenitsa, a Russian and Eastern Slavic folk holiday that traditionally takes place during the eighth week before Orthodox Easter!
While originally a religious celebration, Maslenitsa has lost much of its religious significance and is now widely associated with welcoming the coming of Spring. The Russian Language Cultural Association will celebrate by sharing a traditional Russian and East European dish that symbolizes the sun and the approach of a new year – blini – which can be described as Russian crepes. Members and volunteers will also prepare other customary dishes from Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern European countries. The meal will be followed by musical performances and different games and contests!