12 March 2005

Russian ecard

Guess what! I received my first Russian e-card today! It was a birthday greeting sent through mail.ru. I was very excited to receive it. I now know how to say Happy Birthday in Russian thanks to the card.

So when I went to the cards section of the mail.ru site, I noticed that my birthday, 13 March, had a special icon! When I followed the link, it took me to a page of cards that had illustrations of people crying. What is that? I tried to understand the heading at the top of the page and as best I can figure, it says Forgiveness Sunday. What is that? Is it a religious holiday? I assume so since it is Lent, but why would you send a card to someone that had an illustration of someone crying?
Look at this card!!

1 comment:

Emily said...

Hi! Forgiveness Sunday is the Orthodox equivalent of Mardi Gras. Here is a link for a more detailed explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslenitsa