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Holiday confusion.

Please explain to me this pancake day thing. Where I come from pancakes are thick and flat and served as a breakfast item only. I figured since I didn't have pancakes for breakfast today, I missed out. (Thin ones are called "crepes" and as they are fancy French food you are allowed to eat them for any meal.) What is pancake day about (other than Shrove Tuesday, which is something I also don't do or get)? How do you "celebrate" it? Are these pancakes or crepes, and are you supposed to roll them and/or fill them?

Me, favorite pancakes are blueberry with real maple syrup. Yum!

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booklectic
Feb. 20th, 2007 01:20 pm (UTC)
Pancakes are an evening meal today, yes.

Here's a nice page about it and some of the surrounding customs, like pancake races:

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/pancakeday/index.htm

I didn't know about Shrovetide Football

"As many as several thousand players compete for two days with a hand-painted, cork-filled ball.

The game is played over two eight-hour periods, the goals are three miles apart and there are only a few rules.

There are just two teams - the Up'ards and the Down'ards."

Cool.
webcowgirl
Feb. 20th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
I feel a bit of English coming on
Did you notice that shadowdaddy was off to a pancake race today? I was jealous that I couldn't go.

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