The Butter week-end competition

The Butter week-end competition

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Anatoly Kraynikov

Free Account, Balashiha

The Butter week-end competition

March 09, 2008, Suzdal, Russia
Maslenitsa also known as Cheesefare Week, Butter Week, or Pancake week is a Russian religious and folk holiday. It is celebrated during the last week before Great Lent—that is, the seventh week before Pascha (Easter). Maslenitsa corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival, except that Orthodox Lent begins on a Monday instead of a Wednesday, and the Orthodox date of Easter can differ greatly from the Western Christian date.

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  • Anatoly Kraynikov 07/05/2008 6:18

    If he managed to tear of the ribbon from the wheel, he get the prize.
    But all the ribbons have been torn out within 40 min :-)) After that it was just a matter of honor :-) Anyway it was the most popular attraction there - even the long bow shooting contest didn't get so many people who wished to try their strength.
  • Wayne Tsipouras 07/05/2008 1:11

    Great image, and an interesting story I'm sure :-)
    What happens when he gets to the top?