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#1 Kukasö

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:18 AM

Just thought it would be interesting :happy:

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It's Maslenitsa this week in Russia. It's a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter.

So it's a lot of pancakes and fun and everything! :laugh:


Pancakes for everyone!

With honey!
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Caviar!
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Sourcream!
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Salmon!
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First day of Maslenitsa: "Meeting"
It's the first day of pancakes baking, when the special hills for sleigh riding were build.
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Second day: "Flirting"
When young people meet and play a lot of funny games!

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Third day: "Feast"
Even more pancakes and a lot of other yummies :happy:

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Fourth day: "revelry"(I'm not sure I translated it right)
Snowball fights, "wall-on-wall" fist-fights, sledding, riding on swings and plenty of sleigh rides.
And the main event - Assault of Snow Fortress!

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Fifth day: Mother-in-law's evening
It's the day when Mother-in law comes to her daughter-in-law for pancakes :biggrin: again :happy:

Sixth day: Sisters-in-law's meetings
When sisters-in-law visit each other guess for what :happy:

Seventh day: Forgiveness Sunday
Everybody asks forgiveness from everybody(a little bit of Christian tradition on mostly pagan festival).

It's the last day of Maslenitsa when the Maslenitsa-figure is burned.
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The Maslenitsa is a simbol of winter and once it's burned Spring is coming! :biggrin:


Help yourself with pancakes and let's have a snowball fight!! :laugh:


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:24 AM

PANCAKES!?!?!?!?!!!??!

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:30 AM

Wow! Sign me up for this! It looks awesome. *Grabs some pancakes and plops down by Kukaso*

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:23 AM

That snow fort... I want it. I want to fight in it so badly.
And yaaaay pancakes. I skipped breakfast today so this will be good.
*nom*

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:13 AM

Oooh... I'd love to be there now... That seems so awesome!!
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:17 PM

soo much pancakes.
don't people get tired of pancakes every day?
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:27 PM

Pfft... not possible.
Its not, right?

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:40 PM

Wow Kukaso that looks like a lot of fun. I'd love to give a go at raiding the snow fortress. And I've been told I cook awesome pancakes. :D

I always love hearing about your holiday celebrations. YOu have way too much fun over there. *soo jealous* XD

Tired of pancakes? But there's so many things you can do with them. :D *makes note to try wrapping salmon in a pancake next week*

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

I agree. That looks super awesome fun. Snow fights, pancakes, sun festivals in general... :whitecloak:

Yay for festivals!

Today is Mardi Gras here.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:55 PM

Lenlo, I've never been at the snow fortress myself but I hope to go this year :biggrin: I'm not sure I'll be let to participate though :unsure:

*pushes Thorkin down the slope* Don't seat too much you'll freeze! :biggrin:


After Maslenitsa Great Lent starts when you can eat almost nothing for 40 days and of course not fish, butter, diary products. I think it helps a lot not to get tired of pancakes during this week :laugh:
There are not many people now who observe fasting very strictly of course.

And I'm sure nobody eats pancakes everyday. I can't anymore :blink:


I knew Aiel will be interested in raiding a fortress most :laugh:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:29 PM

*Slides down the slope waving at Kukaso* Yipeee! Posted Image

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:30 PM

This is so awesome! Totally getting ji *nods* We should have more culture-sharing like this :D

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:25 AM

AWWWWW did I miss everything? Are there any pancakes left? hehehe

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:05 AM

Even if there are no left we will make more :biggrin:

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For Orthodox Christians it's Great Lent now and pancakes are already forbidden but everybody else can continue :wink:

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:33 AM

Hmmm... Lucky men then. I love pancakes and will continue to eat thems.
*Noms the pancakes.*

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:39 AM

MMMMMM yummy pancakes thx =)

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