Blini Bash (Russian Winter Carnival)

Масленица (Russian Winter Carnival)

Come eat blini and burn the witch of winter with the MHC Russian department!

Maslenitsa has its origins in ancient Slavic pagan mythology.  In the Christian tradition, Maslenitsa is observed during the last week before the onset of lent.  This celebration of the end of winter features the making and eating of blini (pancakes) and caviar, and the welcoming, and subsequent burning, of an effigy of "Lady Maslenitsa," the "witch of winter."  We hope you will join the Russian department to celebrate this fun and delicious holiday!

Link to Mount Holyoke News article.