On March 1, the festival “Farewell Maslenitsa” was celebrated at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Chennai.
The families of compatriots, members of clubs and associations at the RCSC, alumni of Soviet and Russian universities, students of Russian language gathered to celebrate the festival. The Consul General of Russia in Chennai Mr. Oleg Avdeev was the honoured guest of the event.
The last day of Pancake Week was celebrated widely and cheerfully in Russian-Style. A big entertaining program for children and adults was organized at the RCSC. The participants took part in the traditional fun of the holiday: they played circle dances (Khorovod), performed limericks, played games, jumped in bags and pulled the rope in “Tug-of-war” game.
The ceremony ended with the burning of the winter effigy.
Then all the guests of the event tasted traditional Russian pancakes.
Everyone had great fun and good mood at this festival.