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Maslenitsa 2013 in Belarus
The Belarusian Folk Architecture and Life Museum, which is located not far from Minsk, celebrated Maslenitsa (Pancake Week) and Gukanne Vyasny (call for spring) on 23 March. The latter is an exceedingly original and musical Belarusian celebration. In the past when days got warmer people would call for spring and her true companions – birds – using special droning songs. Guests of the celebration dived into the environment of ancient rites, heard performances by musical and folklore groups, took part in folk games and amusements, burnt down an effigy of winter. And certainly they tasted most delicious Maslenitsa pancakes, which turned out particularly unusual this year. During the celebrations the cooks made a record high pile of pancakes, which was recorded by Mr Sergei Pirozhnik, representative of the CIS and Baltic states book of records Divo. It turned out that the 1,382 pancakes made up a “tower” as high as 1.80 meters. Video
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