Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is a special day celebrated in many countries around the world. It is celebrated in English-speaking countries like the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada. In France, the USA and other countries, it is called ‘Mardi Gras’ or ‘Fat Tuesday’. In others like Spain, Italy or Brazil, Shrove Tuesday is at the end of Carnival. On this day many people eat pancakes: thin, flat cakes made in a pan.
Pancake Day is always on a Tuesday in February or March.
St. James´s Primary School and St. George´s School are going to celebrate pancake day on Friday, February 21st the same day as our Carnival celebration.
To keep up the tradition, we kindly ask parents to send 6 pancakes per pupil so that we can all eat them for tea in the afternoon!