The flair of pancakes in the air

The flair of pancakes in the air

Do you also smell it? The flair of pancakes, jam and sugar powder? Children joy, clatter and laughter?

The Pancakes Day is round the corner. This year it collides with the last day of February. Even though spring officially does not start by the end of March, with the last day of February we are already emotionally drinking tea with mr. Spring in the terrace.. 
But let’s not rush! So what is Pancakes Day and where is it coming from and why the date is moving everyday and why the pancakes? Why not juicy meat steaks or apple pies?

In short, Pancakes Day (Pancakes Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday) is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday or the first day of Lent. 

This day has been celebrated for centuries, though probably started as a Pagan holiday to celebrate the arrival or spring, before Christian era. In many countries (especially the Commonwealth ones) this Tuesday is celebrated by consuming pancakes. 

The reasons for consuming pancakes are quite practical and simple - to use up foods likes eggs and milk before the 7 week fasting period of Lent begins.

The date of Pancakes Day changes every year, since it’s determined by when Easter falls. But it is always the day preceding Ash Wednesday and always happens in February or early March.

May your pancakes be sweet and your appetite big! Happy Pancakes Day! More daily adventures here.

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