19 февраля 2007 г.

Pancake carnival in Moscow Russia

Every year group of enthusiasts organize unofficial Pancake week celebration.
People gather on a field deep in the forest and start to have fun: they toboggan

toboggan

fighting "wall to wall"


Attack

Attack

Attack

Attack



playing games
skipping-rope

And the main action in taking of the snow fortress

The snow fortress taking

The snow fortress taking

The snow fortress taking

The snow fortress taking. Victory

Then the scarecrow, that symbolize the winter, is set on fire
Winter incineration

the celebration ends.

Winter incineration

More photos here.

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