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Spring Greeting - Maslenitsa

Spring Greeting
Special ritual food - pancakes
Awaking spring from the winter sleep

Spring Greeting - is a cycle of celebrations designed to "awake' mother Earth from the winter sleep.
This cycle includes such holidays as "Maslenitsa ", "Vialikdzen'" (Easter) and others. Each celebration is characterized by specific cycles of spring songs. People do all these activities in order to awake spring from the winter sleep. As usual this holiday is connected with special ritual food such as pancakes. Pancake has a shape of circle what symbolize the sun.