Maslenitsa 2016 is celebrated in many Slavic and Russian speaking countries. Bodwell had a mini-celebration in the cafeteria at lunch that included some traditional games like bobbing for apples and fruit.

In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun-festival, personified by the ancient god Volos, and a celebration of the imminent end of the winter. In the Christian tradition, Maslenitsa is the last week before the onset of Great Lent.