Masquerade Ball on Tap for Russian New Years


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If you didn’t make the most of New Year’s day on January 1st, you still have one more chance. Russian New Year is on January 14th. The Sun’aq tribe and the Native Village of Afognak are hosting a traditional Russian New Year’s Masquerade Ball. Iver Malutin, who’s on the Sun’aq Tribal Council, says he remembers his grandparents telling him about the event and telling him that their grandparents told them about it. He says the tradition goes back at least 150 years.

Malutin says everyone is welcome and should come dressed in their best costume. The ball is Sunday 6 p.m. at the Sun’aq Tribal Center, also known as the bingo hall, and will cost you only a few bucks. Kids and elders get in free. There will be lots of food and drawings for door prizes all evening.

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