St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Respect & Faith

Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Day!

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.  On Shrove Tuesday, Catholics go to confession and are “shriven” (absolved from their sins). 

But why do we eat pancakes?  

Well, it was an opportunity to use up all the food that couldn't be eaten during Lent (as we were 'fasting') - eggs, milk and fat - which were made into pancakes.  Did you know that in French-speaking countries they call Pancake Day 'Mardi Gras', which means 'Fat Tuesday'!

At St Joseph's we had pancake races in the playground.  It was so much fun.  Most of us were successful in flipping the pancakes, but not necessarily catching them!  More pictures here.