Don’t you just love Pancakes? I certainly do! All my life I have never missed tosssing pancakes on Shrove TuesdayI never made pancakes now as my daughter needed to make them. Anyway here I have included some habits for Shrove Tuesday.
A famous pancake race at Olney in Buckinghamshire has been held since 1445.
The clinic mostly died out with the departure of this 1835 Highways Act, which banned the playing of football on public highways, but a number of towns have managed to maintain the tradition to the present day such as Alnwick in Northumberland, Ashbourne in Derbyshire (called the Royal Shrovetide Football Match), Atherstone in Warwickshire,Sedgefield (known as the Ball Game) in County Durham, and St Columb Major (called Hurling the Silver Ball) in Cornwall
In Ireland, Australia, and Canada, Shrove Tuesday is known as”Pancake Tuesday”, while in Britain it’s popularly known as”Pancake Day”. In both regions the traditional pancake is a really thin one which is served immediately sprinkled with caster sugar and a dash of fresh lemon juice or alternatively drizzled with Golden syrup.
In the Canadian province of Newfoundland, family items are baked in the pancakes and served to relatives. Rings, thimbles, thread, coins, and other items have meanings associated with them. The lucky one to find coins in their pancake will be wealthy, the finder of the ring will be the first married, and also the finder of this thimble will be a seamstress or tailor. Kids have great fun with the tradition, and frequently eat more than their fill of pancakes in search of a desired object.
Pancakes are eaten to use up milk and eggs, which are not eaten during Lent, and might otherwise spoil during this period.