Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Kostroma burned to end winter at Cleveland Maslenitsa

The Russian Cultural Garden, part of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, hosted their 2nd annual Maslenitsa celebration.  The 2016 event was at the Rockefeller Greenhouse indoors because of the weather.

The mascot of the celebration is a brightly dressed straw effigy of Maslenitsa, formerly known as Kostroma. Since it was inside the Greenhouse, instead of lighting Kostroma on fire, sparklers were attached.  A song was sung and children circled around it.  Bye Bye Winter.

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