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Why does Russia celebrate Easter at a different time?

Why does Russia celebrate Easter at a different time?

Have you ever thought about why Easter in Russia falls at a different time to the holiday in the west? It’s all to do with the calendar.  In Russia, dates are set from the Julian calendar while in the UK,…

Pancake week in Russia

Pancake week in Russia

How were your pancakes this year?  In the UK we’ll have consumed them on Shrove Tuesday but in Russia, limiting this sweet treat to just one day just can’t be done. In Russia, the week-long festivities are known as the…

Russia’s Easter celebrations

Russia’s Easter celebrations

Easter’s celebrated a little differently in Russia, though you will find similarities with the British holiday as well. Known as Paskha, the holiday has at least a thousand year history and is the most important date on the Russian Orthodox…

Maslenitsa – pancake week – in Russia and London

“Maslenitsa” is one of the most favourite folk traditions that is celebrated in Russia. Maslenitsa festival dates back to the ancient times. Originally it began as a pagan ritual. However, nowadays it has perfectly blended into the Russian Orthodox religion…