Frankly, the headline says it all. Article over.
Really, though, we love how multicultural our beloved state is and we love that we celebrate our multiculturalism with festivals dedicated to different cultures. And different cultures’ food. Mm, food.
You’ve probably heard of the Semaphore Greek festival and been to a few Chinese New Year celebrations — now get ready to celebrate Russian Pancake Day!
Traditionally known as Maslenitsa, this Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday is dedicated to pancakes, as all things should be.
It takes place for one day only, at the Russian Community Centre in Norwood, where you can enjoy classic Russian pancakes — commonly known as blini.
There will also be performances by the Kalinka Russian Ensemble (folk dancers!) and Balalaika musicians (the instrument is like a triangular mandolin!) and other Russian singers.
Why not immerse yourself in a new culture and enjoy some delicious food — did we mention entry is free?
WHAT: Russian Pancake Day
WHEN: Sunday, 3 March — 10am to 4pm
WHERE: Russian Community Centre, Norwood