Sunday, 13 June 2010

Pancake Day 班戟日

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In England, Ireland and Australia, people would eat pancakes in Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Christian Lent. As egg and butter are forbidden foods during the lent period, Christians would indulge themselves by making and eating pancakes in the last day, and now becoming the famous Pancake Day.


In England, many small and large towns hold Pancake Races. Traditionally, women carrying a frying pan, running and tossing the pancakes to reach the crossing line. Now days, young and elderly men and women, some even wearing funny costumes, would join and celebrate the exciting and cute Pancake Day together.


Traditional Pancake Race

The Olney Pancake Race held in Bucks, England

References:
Pancakes Organization UK
Olney Town Council

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