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Belarus Throws BIG Potato Party To Celebrate Its Most-Loved Food

Belarus is very well-known for its love of potatoes and everything cooked with potatoes. So locals actually threw a party this weekend to celebrate their favourite food. 

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Sunday marked the second celebration – the first one was held back in 2014 – of the Belarus delicacy known locally as draniki.

The event called Dranik-fest was held in the ethnographic complex “Zelenaya Roshcha” (“Green Grove”) in Mogilev.

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Organizers said Dranik-fest attracted over 10 thousand visitors – no wonder, considering that all the pancakes were free!

Guess how much potato was eaten at Dranik-fest? Almost 1000 kilograms!

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Four teams competed in cooking the most delicious draniki, drawing longest queues for tastings.

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Those who didn’t want to wait in lines made themselves comfortable on the loans to listen to music, take pictures and leave their comments and wishes on a huge poster.

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Belarusians cook a GIANT dranik at pancakes festival

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The organizers said that they plan to make the celebration international and more large-scale next year.

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Pictures by TUT.BY.