SHROVE TUESDAY or PANCAKE DAY

Last Tuesday was SHROVE TUESDAY the day when Pancakes are eaten in UK and as you will see all over the world.
This is why in the UK, Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day (or Pancake Tuesday ) because it is the day of the year when almost everyone eats a pancake.

What is Pancake Day?
Pancake Day is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent.The Christian festival leading up to Easter Sunday (Easter Day).
Lent is a time of abstinence for Christians. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed and you can’t eat in Lent. Pancakes contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.
In our region we celebrate ‘jueves lardero’ eating ‘longaniza’ (spiced sausage?, and the rest of the Latin christian world celebrates Carnival or Mardi Gras in France an other
Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday,then the date varies from year to year. It is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is therefore the final day before the commencement of Lent.

shrive:means to confess, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent began.
PANCAKES RACES:
In UK children and adults celebrate Shrove Tuesday with races, they race with frying pans tossing pancakes into the air and catching them back in the pan while running.

A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a pan.CLICK FOR A RECIPE.
http://projectbritain.com/pancakeday/recipe.html

PANCAKES: how to make them

Other names for Shrove Tuesday
United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia – Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday
Brazil – Terça-feira gorda – Fat Tuesday – the final day of Brazilian Carnival.
Greece – Apocreas, which means “from the meat” since they don’t eat meat during Lent, either.
Sweden – Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday).
USA In Catholic and French-speaking parts of the United States this day is called Mardi Gras.

Germany – “Fastnacht” (Also spelt “Fasnacht”, “Fasenacht”, “Fasteloven” (in the Rhine area) or “Fasching” in Bavaria.)

In France they call it Mardi Gras, which means Grease or Fat Tuesday.The name Fat Tuesday comes from the ancient custom of parading a fat ox through Paris on this day. The ox was to remind the people that they were not allowed to eat meat during Lent.
During the Mardi Gras Carnival people disguise themselves and put on crazy masks

PEPPA PIG PANCAKE DAY VIDEO english subtittles

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