Do not you just love Pancakes? All of my life I have not 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 in Olney in Buckinghamshire has been held since 1445.
Many towns throughout England held traditional Shrove Tuesday football (‘Mob Soccer’) games dating as far back as the 12th century.
In Ireland, Australia, and Canada, Shrove Tuesday is known as ” bat removal attic “, while in Britain it’s popularly known as”Pancake Day”. In both regions the traditional pancake is a very thin one that 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 into 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 the ring are the first married, and also the finder of this thimble will be a seamstress or tailor. Children have great fun with the tradition, and often eat more than their fill of pancakes in search of a desired object.
Pancakes are eaten to use up milk and eggs, which aren’t eaten during Lent, and would otherwise spoil in this time.