Pancake day meant we would have pancakes for dinner. What a treat. The English pancakes are not like American pancakes. They are more like Crepe's
The pancakes are served with lemon and sugar not syrup. They are just about awesome. I have yet to have them since I left home. I keep telling myself I will make some. Some day I will. Today was not a good day and it never crossed my mind. Ah well, I better try to make them under less pressure.
So......pancake races. They are a great tradition and a fun thing to watch and cheer on. Shrove Tuesday though is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday. The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "confess". Its a time of reflection and to make a point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs we need to repent, and what changes in life or areas of spiritual growth we especially need to ask God's help in dealing with. Indulging in food that one sacrifices for the upcoming forty days, is associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations, before commencing the fasting and religious obligations associated with Lent.
As kid all I knew was yummy pancakes.