Pancake Week in Russia – level 3
Russians annually celebrate Pancake Week and the warm, round pancake symbolises the sun and people use it to welcome spring. They traditionally serve it with honey and jam.
The holiday comes from an old religion, and Maslenitsa is now a festival and national holiday marking the end of winter. Some people believe that the more that people join the celebrations, the sooner spring will come.
Difficult words: annually (every year).
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