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Pancake Day, what is it? When we celebrate it?

Shrove Tuesday (Known also as The Pancake Day) is a traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up all of the easily spoilable eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast. Pancakes, after all, are the perfect way of using those ingredients.
Pancake Day

On this day the Anglo-Saxon Christians went for confessions and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). A bell would be rung to call people for confessions. This, due to the traditional dish, came to be called the “Pancake Bell” and is still rung today.
Every celebration involving foods or feasts usually has fun games or traditions associated with it, pancake day is no exception. Which is why, here in UK we have the pancake race. This race gives an opportunity for a large number of people, often in fancy dresses, to race down streets tossing pancakes. The object of the race is to get to the finishing line first, carrying a frying pan with a cooked pancake on it and flipping the pancake as you run. Sounds fun, you get to eat the pancake, so don't drop it!
Source: historic-uk.com
When is Pancake Day?
Chocolate Syrup Covered Pancakes
Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year.
Pancake Day 2024 is on Tuesday, February 13
Britain's Top 20 Pancake Toppings
Top 20 Pancake Toppings
These are the top 20 toppings in the UK:
  1. Lemon
  2. Sugar
  3. Maple Syrup
  4. Chocolate spread
  5. Golden syrup
  6. Honey
  7. Cream
  8. Jam
  9. Chocolate sauce
  10. Banana
  11. Bacon
  12. Strawberries
  13. Blueberries
  14. Ice Cream
  15. Raspberries
  16. Mixed berries
  17. Cinnamon
  18. Cheddar cheese
  19. Smoked salmon
  20. Greek yoghurt
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