Articles about 'Pancake Day'
February 11th, 2010
A while ago, we asked about gift giving traditions around the world. Nicola Holdsworth wrote to us from the UK telling us about British holiday and gift-giving traditions. Here’s what she wrote… We give horseshoes for marriage, oranges form part of the Christingle celebration, usually with candles and ribbon. 21st birthdays are sometimes...
February 26th, 2006
A couple of days ago I talked about Pancake Day in England. Here’s another song about pancakes. This one’s by Christina Rossetti (1830 -1894)… Pancake Song Mix a pancake, Stir a pancake, Pop it in the pan; Fry the pancake, Toss the pancake, Catch it if you can. Happy Pancake Day! Lisa
February 24th, 2006
Last week I talked about the celebrations that take place before the fasting for Lent, which include Carnival and Mardi Gras. One fun occasion is Pancake Day in Great Britain, which takes place on Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before the start of Lent. The word “Shrove” comes from “shriving”, which means...