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воскресенье, 26 февраля 2012 г.

Pancake week

Maslenitsa (Shrovetide) on PhotoPeach

3 комментария:

carolynknz комментирует...

I like the bright, colourful costumes and the pancakes look delicious. I wonder why the giant dummy of a woman is set alight?

Lyudmila комментирует...

Kia Ora,

This is the effigy of winter. And burning it symbolizes melting winter under the bright sun and spring coming. Pancakes are in the form of the sun - the symbol of coming spring too. :)))

carolynknz комментирует...

Thanks for the explanation. Now I understand the symbolism - lovely!