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Pancake Day

Updated: Apr 19, 2021

How do people in England celebrate Pancake Day?

A pancake is a thin flat cake, made with flour, milk, and eggs, and they are traditionally served with sugar and lemon juice.

This was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking upon the Lenten fast.

Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day, is the traditional feast day, which takes place the day before Lent commences, 47 days before Easter Sunday.

Pancake races take place on this day, where participants up and down the country, usually dressed up in fancy dress, race down the streets, tossing or flipping the pancakes as they go. The winner is the person who gets to the finishing line first.

Beginning the day after Shrove Tuesday, Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and lasts for 40 days. This is a time for reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. Christians mark this time by fasting, both from food and festivities.

Check out the recipe below and the method on Youtube:

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