Pancake Tuesday, otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday, is on the day before Ash Wednesday, a Christian celebration which marks the start of lent. Originally, pancakes came into the traditions when the more strict Christians would fast for the 40 days of lent. People were advised to use up all of their left over food like milk and sugar.
You’ve just read my very badly worded description of Shrove Tuesday, or as it’s more commonly known, “Pancake Tuesday”. And why am I telling you this? Well, today just happens to be the day before Ash Wednesday, so yes, today is Pancake Tuesday believe it or not.
It still amazes me to this day, how so many people still follow the tradition of making pancakes of Pancake Tuesday! And the best part of that is seeing the photos on Facebook, of the fantastic failures of failed attempts.
My family don’t really make a fuss about pancake day. The main reason for that, is because, although we have never tried to make pancakes before, we can just predict that it will go horribly wrong. Plus, we don’t have a frying pan. But that’s a different blog post.
So, I just want to say Happy Pancake Day! This is just a quick post, but I’m going to do a more lengthy blog post on Lent very soon. 🙂