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Cheesefare Sunday
Start Date: 2/26/2017 All Day
End Date: 2/26/2017

Event Description:

Also known as Maslenitsa, or Forgiveness Sunday, Cheesefare is an Orthodox Christian religious holiday and Slavic folk festival, celebrated during the last week before Great Lent. Friends and relatives offer each other small gifts and ask each other’s forgiveness. Since Lent excludes parties, secular music, dancing and other distractions from spiritual life, Cheesefare represents the last chance to take part in social activities that are not appropriate during the more prayerful, sober and introspective Lenten season. This includes eating foods that are forbidden during Lent, such as cheese and wine. 

Contact Information:
Name: The Reverend Amy L. Fisher
Phone: 617-573-8325
Email: interfaith@suffolk.edu

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