There are many holidays and traditions in Russia. One of them is Maslenitsa. This holiday lasts for a week. Russian people celebrate it at the end of February or at the beginning of March. They say "goodbye" to winter on this holiday. During "Maslenitsa week" we always cook pancakes. It is a tradition to cook pancakes and eat them with fish, sour cream, caviar, honey, sugar, butter. Our family likes to invite our friends to come to see us. We buy cakes, fruits, cook pancakes. It is interesting to eat pancakes and to have a talk. During this holiday we celebrate the beginning of spring.
Usually this holiday is celebrated in our parks. People prepare fires and burn straw scarecrows of winter. I like this gay Russian holiday, because I like to eat pancakes and I like spring.