2019 19 February

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER

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What is Pancake Day?

 

Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before

the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to

eat pancakes.

 

Why are pancakes eaten on Shrove Tuesday?

 

Lent has been historically a time of fasting, of giving things up.

Shrove Tuesday was the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use

the foods that were not allowed during Lent. Pancakes were

eaten on this day because they use rich ingredients such as

eggs, butter, and sugar.

 

When is Shrove Tuesday?

 

Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is

the final day before the commencement of Lent, a Christian

festival leading up to Easter Sunday. Shrove Tuesday always falls 40

days (Sundays are not included) before Easter Sunday, so the date

varies from year to year.