Pancake week begins in Ukraine

Pancake week begins in Ukraine

1217
Ukrinform
Masliana, the Pancake Week before Great Lent, begins today in Ukraine and will last till March 13. 

Masliana was celebrated in Ukraine since the time of paganism, when the ancestors worshiped the sun. By tradition, the feast was celebrated during the spring equinox. But after the introduction of Christianity, all pagan customs were gradually uprooted, although the tradition of celebrating the Pancake week remained.

The main tradition of Masliana is cooking and eating pancakes. However, orthodox believers do not eat meat during the Pancake week, while fish, eggs, dairy products are permitted.

iy


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the internet that are open to search systems, hyperlinks to ukrinform.ua not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. Citing and using materials in ofline-media, mobile apps, SmartTV are allowed only with receipt of a written permission from "ukrinform.ua". News and publications marked "Advertisement" and articles in the block "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2018 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica
Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-
*/ ?>