Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day

Pancake race

It’s no normal Tuesday this week Pilgrimers! It’s Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day as it is referred to in England and Canada! Observed mainly in English speaking countries, pancakes are traditionally eaten as they are made up of the rich foods restricted during the fasting associated with Lent.

Shrove Tuesday will be observed around the world with various forms of celebrations whether it’s eating contests in Hamtramck, Michigan; eating Semla (a special type of pastry) in Sweden or skipping in Scarborough, England.  So make the most of tomorrow, it’s the traditional day to eat what you want and as much as you want!

N.B. The word ‘shrove’ comes from an old English term ‘to shrive’ which means to confess or hear confessions of sin, a practice that was a tradition in the church on this day.

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