Russian Maslenitsa-Pancake Festival – Cleveland, Ohio – My Experience

This post documents my experience on March 1, 2020. Just before Eastern Orthodox churches entered the Lenten season… …Cleveland’s Russian community came together at the Russian Cultural Garden of Cleveland… …to celebrate Maslenitsa… …a holiday of pagan origin that bids farewell to Lady Maslenitsa, representative of the winter… …and hello … Read more

Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival – Cleveland, Ohio – My Experience

The 2023 Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival will be February 18. AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post documents my experience on February 22, 2020, but I first documented this festival in 2014, which you can read about at https://ohiofestivals.net/cleveland-kurentovanje-winter-festival/ **** It had been a few years since I last attended the Cleveland Kurentovanje… …yet … Read more

Simply Slavic Heritage Festival – Youngstown, Ohio

The Simply Slavic Heritage Festival takes place in downtown Youngstown, offering plenty of live entertainment, an ethnic marketplace, cultural exhibits, a Slavic beer garden and all sorts of delicious ethnic food. There is an admission to this festival. 2023 DATE: June 16-17, 2023Location: Downtown YoungstownWebsite: https://www.simplyslavic.org/ **** This post documents … Read more

The Dayton Art Institute’s Oktoberfest – Dayton, Ohio – My Experience

2023 DATE: September 22-24, 2023This post documents my experience on September 23, 2018. Out at the Dayton Art Institute… …it wasn’t your average weekend. Guests were climbing into oversized chairs… …posing for crazy pictures… …eating their weight in sauerkraut balls (Hey Hey Bar and Grill)… …singing along with the Polka … Read more

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