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Pancake Day - Shrove Tuesday

 Pancake day's official title is Shrove Tuesday. Which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Lent is a time of abstinence - traditionally of meat, fat, eggs and dairy products - so Shrove Tuesday was the day to consume the last of the fat, eggs and dairy products in the kitchen prior to this period. 

You may (or may not!) be surprised that there are alternative names for Shrove Tuesday such as Mardi Gras and Carnival. These have become synonymous with large celebrations or big parties. 

The French "Mardi Gras" translates to "Fat Tuesday". And "Carnival" derives from "camera levare"; or  "taking away of flesh".

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