Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
UA Mall

Celebrate Spring with the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies! Maslenitsa (aka Pancake Week or Spring Festival) is one of the oldest holidays of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. The holiday is a traditional celebration of the end of the long winter and beginning of spring with a custom of serving pancakes that symbolize the Sun.

Featuring: Prize Raffle & Giveaways, Free Pancakes & Slavic Candy, Slavic Folk Dancing Lessons, Traditional Games, and the main event, a DOPPELGANGER CONTEST. Dress up and win a prize! Show off your best impression of Leo Tolstoy, Alla Pugacheva, Pussy Riot or any other Eastern European famous person.

For more information, contact Prof. Veronika Williams at