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Russians say goodbye to winter with festival

Update: March, 03/2016 - 09:44
HA NOI  (VNS) — Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Ha Noi will organise the traditional Maslenitsa – a festival to bid farewell to winter on March 12.

Maslenitsa is a holiday for all Russians, an open-air festival where people eat, drink and prepare for bigger things to come. For nonbelievers, it's a chance to shake off the winter doldrums, for Orthodox devotees, Maslenitsa is a time to steel themselves for the somber days of Lent, which ends with Easter.

At the free event in Ha Noi, festival goers will have chance to experience and learn about this cultural tradition of the Russians.

The event will take place from 2pm until 5pm at 501 Kim Ma Street. Festival-goers are encouraged to dress in traditional Russian costumes. — VNS


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