On Friday, March 3, Russian students prepared bliny (thin pancakes) in celebration of Maslenitsa. Also known as Butter Week or Pancake Week, Maslenitsa is week-long religious and folk celebration in preparation for Lent and the end of winter. Traditions include making bliny, sleigh rides, bonfires, pole climbing, and snowball fights. Despite the absence of snow in Carlisle, Dickinson students learned about Maslenitsa festivities and practiced their pancake flipping in the Stern kitchen from 8:30-12:30.
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