I welcome you all back to my blog after a short break…..
Up and running in 1P and today we shared our learning about Shrove Tuesday. We learned so much about how other countries around the world recognise Shrove Tuesday.
- Shrove Tuesday is the feast day before the beginning of Lent.
- Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day.
- Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent begins. Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) is always on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
- In the past, people gave up food like eggs and butter at Lent. The day before Lent began, they would use up all these foods by making pancakes.
- The Swedish call Shrove Tuesday ‘Fettsdagen’, which means ‘Fat Tuesday’. They eat a pastry called Semla instead of pancakes.
- Iceland call their Shrove Tuesday ‘Sprengidagur’, which means ‘Bursting Day’. They eat salted meats and peas.
- In Italy, Shrove Tuesday is celebrated as Carnival, with processions, music and dancing. In Venice people dress up in special costumes. They eat Frittelle – fried pastries covered with sugar or honey.
A fun fact….Did you know…? …the biggest pancake in the world measured over 15 metres long!
We had more fun as we ate pancakes with all our favorite toppings…!
So much more learning and fun to come…… stay tuned!