Shrove Tuesday is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in many countries by making and eating pancakes. Many will know it as “Pancake Day” or “Pancake Tuesday”. This year Shrove Tuesday falls on 25 February.
Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent, because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. Headway North Cumbria will continue this tradition, a day early, during its weekly drop in session at the New Warterton Hall in Carlisle.
Those wishing to participate in the cooking group on the day will have the opportunity to prepare a range of sweet and savoury pancakes to share with other Day Centre attendees.
For a report and pictures from last year’s celebrations please view below: