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The second Sunday before lent (a movable date, it depends on the cycle of the Easter holidays)

     The sedond Sunday before lent(Meat Shrovetide) is always celebrated on sunday 8 weeks before Easter. This is the last day until Easter when meat dishes are served. And here the name of the day comes from. Traditional dishes for this day are pork meat, chicken, cheese pasty(banitca). Fest and different games are organized all week long until the first Sunday before lent because after this day they are stricktly forbidden. On Saturday before the holiday a mass called " Great All Soul's Day" is celebrated. Also a common memorial service is held. In memory of the dead cheese, eggs ans wheat are served.