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Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is a day of feasting and indulgence, and it has a long and varied history. Also known as Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in many countries around the world. The day gets its name from the Christian practice of confession, or shriving, which was traditionally done on the eve of Lent. During Lent, Christians would give up certain indulgences, such as rich foods, for 40 days. To prepare for this period of fasting, people would use up their supplies of eggs and butter, which were essential ingredients for pancakes.

Today, Shrove Tuesday is still a day for eating pancakes, but it has also become a day of fun and celebration. In some countries, people eat pancakes with sugar and lemon juice, while in others they are topped with savoury fillings. In the UK and Ireland, people traditionally celebrate Shrove Tuesday by taking part in pancake races. These races involve flipping a pancake while running – not as easy as it sounds! Whether you’re eating pancakes or taking part in a race, Shrove Tuesday is a great day to let your hair down and have some fun!

Make some delicious pancakes and use these resources to spread some joy in your care setting!

Activity Ideas:

  • Have fun with this Pancake Art – here
  • Try out our Lightly spiced Cripsy Bacon and Mushroom Pancakes – here
  • Enjoy our Pancake Day Memory Game – here