Ukraine Burns Winter during Maslyantsya

Kyiv, February 25, 2012. With the winter season finally at its end, the unforgettable celebration of Masliana commences outside of the capital, as a farewell ceremony to winter, and the celebration of the awakening of spring. For the majority of Ukrainian population, this winter season started rather late. Snow hadn't arrived until clear after Christmas, therefore ice fishing was not possible, and the hope of sledding was merely plausible. However, all of the impatience, hoping, and wishing, finally got the snow gods in gear, and Ukraine was hit with the coldest and unbelievably iciest snowfall in its last 20 years. Now more than satisfied, Ukrainians looks forward to spring more than ever.