Don’t you just love Pancakes? All of my life I have never missed tosssing pancakes on Shrove TuesdayI never made pancakes today as my daughter needed to make them. Anyway here I have included a few habits for Shrove Tuesday.
A famous pancake race at Olney in Buckinghamshire has been held since 1445.
Many towns throughout England held traditional Shrove Tuesday football (animal removal company) games dating as far back as the 12th century.
In Ireland, Australia, and Canada, Shrove Tuesday is known as”Pancake Tuesday”, while in Britain it is popularly known as”Pancake Day”. In both regions the traditional pancake is a really thin one which is served immediately sprinkled with caster sugar and a dash of fresh lemon juice or rather drizzled with Golden syrup.
In the Canadian province of Newfoundland, family items are baked in the pancakes and served to relatives. Rings, thimbles, thread, coins, and other items all have meanings associated with them. The lucky one to find coins in their pancake will be wealthy, the finder of this ring are the first married, and the finder of the thimble will be a seamstress or tailor. Children have great fun with the tradition, and frequently eat more than their fill of pancakes in search of a desired object.
Pancakes are eaten to use up eggs and milk, which aren’t eaten during Lent, and would otherwise spoil during this period.