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What is Shrove Tuesday all about and what foods do people eat around the world?

What is Shrove Tuesday all about and what foods do people eat around the world?

[ad_1] Sign up to IndyEat’s free newsletter for weekly recipes, foodie features and cookbook releases Get our food and drink newsletter for free On Tuesday 13 February, Christians and non-Christians across the UK will tuck into platefuls of pancakes and take part in a whole host of pancake-related activities and competitions. For centuries, the consumption of pancakes has widely been regarded a popular way to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, which takes place the day before Ash Wednesday in preparation for Lent. However, the day is celebrated in a variety of ways around the world with many different foods. Pennsylvania: Fastnachts They might sound strange and other-worldly, but fastnachts are in fact very similar to doughnuts. The art of pancake tossing Show all 9 1/9The art of pancake tossing The art of pancake tossing Getty Images The art of pancake tossing Getty Images The art of pancake tossing Getty Images The art of pancake tossing Getty Images The art of pancake tossing February 5, 2013 in Salisbury, England. Getty Images The art of pancake tossing Getty Images …

Pancake Day: What is Shrove Tuesday and when is it celebrated?

Pancake Day: What is Shrove Tuesday and when is it celebrated?

[ad_1] Sign up to IndyEat’s free newsletter for weekly recipes, foodie features and cookbook releases Get our food and drink newsletter for free Get your eggs, butter, sugar and lemon juice at the ready, for Pancake Day is here. In 2024, Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday) will fall on Tuesday 13 February, around a week earlier than last year. Whether you find delight in crepe-style pancakes or you prefer the fluffy variations typically found in Scotland and the US, Pancake Day is an annual celebration enjoyed by many across the world in the lead up to the Christian festival of Easter. From its religious significance to delicious recipes that you can try, here’s everything you need to know about Pancake Day: What is it and when does it take place? Shrove Tuesday, also commonly referred to as Pancake Day, is a celebration that’s observed the day before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the Christian observance of Lent, a 40-day period of abstinence that precedes Easter (which is a moveable feast). As …