Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This Day in History v.5

Pancake day...wtf is that?!?!? Well, let me school you:

What is pancake day? Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday) is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. Its traditional to eat pancakes on this day in the UK.

Why pancakes? Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren't allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.

There you go, don't you feel smarter? And of course I'm going somewhere with this plot line...2 years ago hannah and I were sitting in a bar eating pancakes and drinking ferociously! We were giving up drinking for Lent and we needed one more night of indulgence. We woke up with the WORST hangovers EVER and we were moderatly glad to be giving up drinking. Yes, the two single beautiful women were giving up drinking...in London...the land of drunks...fabulous idea. No, really it was. No one thought we could do it and we reveled in being able to do it and prove everyone wrong! I just don't know if I'm going to give anything up for Lent this year. Hey, its not like I'm a practicing Catholic anyways so there you go.

Eat up!

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