Pancake Week in Russia – level 1

16-02-2018 15:00

Russians celebrate Pancake Week every year. The warm, round pancake symbolises the sun. It welcomes spring. Russians eat the pancake with honey and jam.

This holiday comes from an old religion. Now, Maslenitsa is a festival and national holiday. It celebrates the end of winter.

Difficult words: symbolise (be a symbol of – look like and represent), festival (a time when people celebrate something), national holiday (a day when people do not work and they often celebrate something).

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