Масленица - история русского праздника

Масленица - история русского праздника

"Maslenitsa", Petr Gruzinsky, 1889    It's the beginning of XX century, before Revolution. One of the most famous master of genre painting was Boris Kustodiyev. He painted the majority of known Maslenitsa pictures of those years.

"Maslenitsa", Petr Gruzinsky, 1889 It's the beginning of XX century, before Revolution. One of the most famous master of genre painting was Boris Kustodiyev. He painted the majority of known Maslenitsa pictures of those years.

The original "Rite of Spring" ballet commented on how traditions celebrating the advent of spring were practiced during pagan times. Russians still celebrate some rites of spring, all in good fun. As of yesterday, "[Russia has been] in the midst of celebrating Maslenitsa...Maslenitsa has roots in ancient Slavic sun worshippers — it originally marked the end of winter and advent of spring."

It's Russian Mardi Gras: Time For Pancakes, Butter And Fistfights

Across Russia, pancakes and butter abound as the country marks a weeklong celebration before the start of Russian Orthodox Lent. Pagan in origin, Maslenitsa calls for plenty of eating, sledding, merrymaking — and even organized fistfights.

Maslenitsa: Celebrating the End of Winter with Pancakes. Russia.  #Crepini #Bliny #Crepes #RussianFood

Maslenitsa Festival of Russia - Where The Pancakes Never Stop

Maslenitsa: Celebrating the End of Winter with Pancakes.

Maslenitsa in Russia

This year Maslenitsa festivities will be held at three large open-air festivals: the beach of Peter and Paul fortress, 300 years St Petersburg's anniversary park, and Kirov Central park on Elagin Island.

Commons:Picture of the day - Wikimedia Commons Boris Kustodiyev. Maslenitsa. 1919. Oil on canvas, Isaak Brodsky Museum, St. Petersburg.

Commons:Picture of the day - Wikimedia Commons Boris Kustodiyev. Oil on canvas, Isaak Brodsky Museum, St.

Men take part in a pillow fight contest during Maslenitsa celebrations at the Bobrovy Log ski resort in the suburbs of Krasnoyarsk on February 22, 2015.

A Winter in Siberia

Men take part in a pillow fight contest during Maslenitsa celebrations at the Bobrovy Log ski resort in the suburbs of Krasnoyarsk on February

Russian Art Christmas Gift Notebooks with personalized name or text. "Shrovetide" (Maslenitsa), Oil Painting, early 20th century. Artist: Boris Kustodiev. Matching cards, postage stamps and other products available in the Christmas & New Year / Fine Art / Russian Christmas Category of the oldandclassic store at zazzle.com

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