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Pancake Tuesday

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Pancake Tuesday is a day in Ireland that marks the beginning of Lent, a time of fasting and reflection in the Christian calendar. While not a national holiday, it’s a day enjoyed by families as they typically make pancakes in the evening as a tradition that still lives on today, although with less religious reasons

The day is also celebrated in much the same way in other countries, including Great Britain, where its origins are the same, coming from a time when families liked to use up rich ingredients like eggs, milk, and sugar before the beginning of fasting for Lent. 

In Ireland, the pancakes are created with a variety of sweet or savory toppings. Some popular toppings for pancakes in Ireland include lemon and sugar, Nutella, maple syrup, and bacon.

Pancake Tuesday is also celebrated with pancake races, although these are less common to find in Ireland in modern times. In these races, participants run while flipping pancakes in a frying pan. 

Overall, Pancake Tuesday is a fun and festive day in Ireland, marked by delicious food and community events. It’s a great time to enjoy some tasty pancakes and celebrate the beginning of Lent with friends and family.

Author: Thiago

I moved to Ireland 2012. I work as a business administrator and travel a lot to Europe with my work. I enjoy writing and athletics during my vacation and try to visit friends and family every year in Brazil.
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