Today the children participated in Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday). Pancake Day is the last day before the period called Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes. Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is therefore the final day before the commencement of Lent, a Christian festival leading up to Easter Sunday (Easter Day). Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between 3 February and 9 March.
This morning the children were lucky enough to make pancake mixture and observe them being cooked by our fantastic parent helpers. Children got the choice between lemon and sugar, jam or butter! Mmmmm, before you knew it, they were gobbled down by the children and we couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces!
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