National Pancake Day

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    National Pancake Day

    This year, March 1 marks National Pancake Day. What are you doing to celebrate this quirky occasion?
     
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    Re: National Pancake Day

    Well, quite by coincidence, I made a double batch of spelt pancakes last night.  We heat them up in the microwave since we don't eat a lot of carbs at one time, and I can't just make 2 pancakes.  DH had one as part of his breakfast this morning.

    We'll definitely not be eating a stack of free pancakes. 
     
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    I find it bizarre that each day has it's own food Holiday, but I googled it and sure enough it does.  My birthday is Natural Vanilla Custard Day : )
     
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    Ambergirl, any excuse is a good one for a yummy creme brulee!
     
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    Read up on St. David's Day in Wales - I'd like to think that since pancakes are the meal of celebration for that day in my family (better than Cawl - soup!), that perhaps that's where National Pancake Day comes from!

     
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    How did I miss this...?? Oh well..will have to make up for it this weekend..
     
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    It would be more appropriate to have it next Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) when it is traditional to have pancakes to use up the oil/butter/fat that one traditionally was not allowed to eat during the fasting of Lent.
     
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    In Response to Re: National Pancake Day:
    [QUOTE]It would be more appropriate to have it next Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) when it is traditional to have pancakes to use up the oil/butter/fat that one traditionally was not allowed to eat during the fasting of Lent.
    Posted by Ihavemyhats[/QUOTE]

    You are correct. Pancake day (Shrove Tuesday) is supposed to be the day before Lent (Ash Wednesday). Because Lent is a time of abstinence pancake day is seen as a last day of gluttony. Pancakes contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent. 
    Even I know this and I am an atheist!
     
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    PS - I assume that if eggs were forbidden during Lent thats why Easter Eggs are traditional? No idea why they make chocolate bunnies though, probably as its also springtime.
     
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    For whatever reason, my posts are'nt showing up. I have Firefox. I'll see if this goes through. bg
     
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    Re: National Pancake Day

    No, eggs are considered a sign of new life, just as the reappearance of the rabbit/hare and the new life of plants that seem to die and are resurrected in spring...
     

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