Don’t you just love Pancakes? All of my life I haven’t missed tosssing pancakes on Shrove TuesdayI never made pancakes today as my daughter needed to make them. Anyway here I have included a few customs for Shrove Tuesday.
A famous pancake race at Olney in Buckinghamshire has been held since 1445.
The clinic mostly died out with the passing of this 1835 Highways Act, which banned the playing of football on public highways, but a number of cities have managed to maintain the tradition to the present day such as Alnwick in Northumberland, Ashbourne in Derbyshire (known as the Royal Shrovetide Football Match), Atherstone in Warwickshire,Sedgefield (called the Ball Game) in County Durham, and St Columb Major (called Hurling the Silver Ball) in Cornwall
In Ireland, Australia, and Canada, Shrove Tuesday is called”Pancake Tuesday”, while in Britain it’s popularly known as”Pancake Day”. In both areas the traditional pancake is a really thin one which is served immediately sprinkled with caster sugar and a dash of fresh lemon juice or rather drizzled with Golden syrup.
In the Canadian province of Newfoundland, family objects are baked into the pancakes and served to family members. Rings, thimbles, thread, coins, and other objects have meanings associated with them. The lucky one to find coins in their pancake will be wealthy, the finder of the ring will be the first married, and also the finder of the thimble is going to be a seamstress or tailor. Kids have great fun with the tradition, and frequently eat more than their fill of pancakes seeking a desired object.
Pancakes are eaten to consume milk and eggs, which aren’t eaten during Lent, and would otherwise spoil during this period.