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Slavian
Slavian Feb 25 2015, 7:59pm says:

Yes, in Slovakia, they had the same celebrations. They marched with the straw Morena towards a river, then they set her on fire and threw her into a river. Cruel, yes, I know, poor Morena :-).

That was the way they were welcoming the Spring. I dindn't hear about them still doing it, if they do, it would be in eastern part of Slovakia.

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Rebel12Lz Mar 10 2015, 6:01pm says:

We also have this holiday in Bulgaria, but it is more commonly known as Sirni Zagovezni or Proshka(proshtavam- to forgive; the young usually seek forgiveness from the elders). People with scary monster costumes dance and parade the streets to scare evil spirits away. There isn't a Morena doll now, but in Sunday bonfires are lit and when they burn and calm down people jump over them for good health.

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Today is the first day of Maslenitsa in Russia - old holiday with deep pagan roots. Tonnes of cupcakes, burning scarecrows symbolizing Morana/Morena/Marena (goddess of winter coldness and death), scary masks, ancient songs, jumping over the fires, roundelays, and hot mead!

As far as i know, there are quite similar good old holidays in all slavic countries ;)

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