Russia, celebrates an old Pagan festival with pancakes prior to the Lent fasting season. Maslenitsa Festival is a Russian Festival celebrated during the month of March. Maslenitsa Festival is a religious and folk festival celebrated during the last week before Great Lent which is the seventh week before Easter. Maslenitsa Festival has both Pagan as well as Christian ancestry. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa Festival is also known as Sun Festival. Maslenitsa Festival is also known as Butter week or pancake week . Looking to buy Russian Food to celebrate Maslenitsa? Check out our store guide.