It’s Pancake day today! Traditionally this is the day that fatty foods are feasted on before the fasting begins.
There are many different ways across the world that this day is celebrated.
In France their version of pancake day is called ‘la Chandeleur’ and is celebrated on 2nd Feb. Their actual day is called Fat Tuesday which also sees people filling up on fatty foods before fasting.
In Spain they start a carnival on Thursday - the week before Ash Wednesday and it’s called the day of the omelette (‘dia de la tortilla’). And it’s a day to clean the pantry of meat and bread and to eat a meal as a community.
In Estonia they have a traditional split pea soup.
In Madeira they eat balls of fried dough rolled in sugar, similar to donuts!
They do things fairly similarly to us in Australia. They have little buttermilk pancakes usually topped with Jam, whipped cream or butter.
Rio Carnival is another famous celebration of Shrove Tuesday.
How will you be celebrating? Are you a sweet or a savoury pancake person?
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