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Russians Have An Entire Week Dedicated To Eating Pancakes

Americans should celebrate the end of winter like this.

1. Every year, Russians do this thing called Pancake Week.

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2. It’s known as “Maslenitsa” in Russian.

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3. It’s this thing where they eat lots of pancakes all week long.

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4. And they can also throw them too.

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5. Pancake week has roots as a pagan holiday celebrating the end of winter.

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6. And in the Orthodox Church, it’s seen as a week of feasting before Lent.

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7. They burn an effigy of “Lady Maslenitsa” because winter’s over, guys.

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8. And they have pillow fights in the snow.

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9. And pillow fights while sitting on a beam.

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10. And they build snow forts.

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11. And climb up poles for no reason.

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12. And wear funny hats.

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13. And makeup.

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14. And then men run into each other sometimes.

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15. Pancake week is a ball.

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16. And pancakes are awesome.

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17. Happy Pancake Week, y’all!

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