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Shrove Tuesday



Shrove Tuesday, commonly known in the UK as Pancake Day, is a traditional feast day observed on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent in the Christian calendar. Falling in either February or March, this day is marked by the making and eating of pancakes, a custom that dates back centuries. The idea behind the pancakes was to use up rich, indulgent foods like eggs and milk before the 40 days of fasting during Lent. Across the UK, families whip up batches of pancakes, enjoying them with classic toppings like lemon and sugar, or experimenting with a variety of fillings. This day beautifully blends culinary enjoyment with historical and religious significance, embodying a unique aspect of British culture.

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