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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

PANCAKE DAY

Today, February the 16th, is Pancake Day, also called Shrove Tuesday. Lots of men, women and children from Britain participate in a special race: they run in skirts, aprons and headscarves holding a frying pan with a pancake on it, and they have to run while flipping the pancake! It´s really an opportunity for fun, for eating lots of pancakes and for raising money for charity.
Pancake Day probably had its origins around 1445 in England. Tradition says that a woman was cooking pancakes on Shrove Tuesday when she heard the church bell calling people to confession. So she run to the church in her apron and with her fying pan.
I want you to watch 2 videos: the first one shows how to make a pancake and on the second one you can see a pancake race. I hope you like them.
Happy Pancake Day!






1 comment:

  1. Hello my name is Carlecia McIntosh and I am in Dr. Strange's Edm 310 class and reading and commenting on your blog is apart of my assignment. I really enjoyed the blog. I learned new ways on how to make pancake and I also learned where, when and who pancake day was originated. I also enjoyed the videos and thank you for sharing that information with us.

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