Illuminated Tent at Lubyanka Square on Maslenitsa 2019 in Twilight
Maslenitsa decorations and New Year sign 2019 under the huge illuminated tent topped with a sun, the symbol of the ancient Russian holiday, framed with the festive street lights in the twilight.
In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun-festival personified by the ancient god Volos, and a celebration of the imminent end of the winter. In the Christian tradition, Maslenitsa is the last week before the onset of Great Lent. This festival celebrates the end of the coldness and the start of warmth, of hope, and of growth. the pancake of the traditional Maslenitsa food because it symbolizes the sun.
Photo #335 taken on March 09, 2019
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