Apparently my town celebrates Maslina two weeks early for reasons nobody can figure out. Fortunately, this odd tradition means that I had the chance to celebrate the holiday twice. The second time I joined Lesia’s 5th form class on a field trip to see how Kiev celebrates Maslina. I had never been on a class trip with my school, so I was stoked to get the invite. We arrived in the morning and spend a great day running around the festival grounds. The highlights were definitely the ice mountain, wrestling in the hay, cotton candy and celebrity concerts.

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