Many countries all over the world have pancakes as part of their food traditions. In France they’re called crêpes or galettes; in Russia, blinis; in Ireland, pancógaí. In Spanish-speaking countries, Pancake Tuesday is known as Mardi Gras. It is Máirt Inide in Irish. Máirt and Mardi are really the same word!
We eat pancakes on Pancake or Shrove Tuesday which is the day before Lent begins. This is because, traditionally, people were expected to fast (eat very little) during Lent. In order that food would not go off, the people used up their eggs and milk the day before Lent began – and so, Pancake Tuesday came about.
Mr. Maguire’s girls had great fun making very delicious pancakes on that special day.
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