Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pancake Day

Today was Shrove Tuesday, the last day before Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter. To acknowledge the time Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness, historically Christians gave up luxury items including some foods. To use up butter and eggs, people made pancakes on this day; Shrove Tuesday became known as Pancake Day.

Today in Rundle Mall, Uniting Care Wesley organised a fundraising event. Thousands of pancakes were made and sold for a gold coin donation, with proceeds going to assist Uniting Care agencies to support needy people in our community.

Pankcake relay races were held; teams of four running a short course, tossing the pancakes into the air several times as they went.

And yes, I did buy a pancake but I did not run in a relay!


Maya said...

I passed by the event yesterday, but I had no idea that Pancakes are common on Shrove Tuesday (I've heard of Kings Cake.) Unfortunately, I had just eaten lunch so I passed on a pancake and I missed out on all the activities. I'll pencil it in for next year.

photowannabe said...

Ah ha now I finally know what Pancake Day is. Thanks for clearing up the mystery. Seems like fun events surrounding pancakes.

Rita Andréa Mello said...

This is wonderful! I would like see this race. Congratulations for Adelaide City!