Do not you just love Pancakes? I certainly do! All my life I have never missed tosssing pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, I never made pancakes now as my daughter wanted to make them. Anyway here I have included some 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 Football’) games dating as far back as the 12th century. The clinic mostly died out with the departure of the 1835 Highways Act, which banned the playing of football on public highways, however, a number of cities have managed to maintain the tradition to the present day such as Alnwick in Northumberland, Ashbourne in Derbyshire (known as the Royal Shrovetide Football Match), Atherstone in Warwickshire,Sedgefield (called 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 called”Pancake Tuesday”, while in Britain it is 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 rather drizzled with Golden syrup.
In the Canadian province of Newfoundland, family items are baked into the pancakes and served to family members. The lucky one to find coins in their pancake will be rich, 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 consume milk and eggs, which aren’t eaten during Lent, and would otherwise spoil during this period.