II PANCAKE DAY and PANCAKE RACE '13
A bit of history: Pancake Day takes place in Britain on Shrove Tuesday in February. It started as a celebration to use up all the eggss in the kitchen before Lent. All over Britain people make pancakes an they eat them with sugar and lemon juice.
People also have pancake races. The most famous race takes place in the village of Olney in England. Only women and girls can take part. The race started in the 15th century. The story is that on Shrove Tuesday 1445, a woman wanted pancakes for her breakfast. She was in her kitchen when suddenly she heard the church bells.
She ran outside to go to the church in her apron and with her frying pan in her hand! Now there are pancake races all over Britain.
From Happy Earth Class Book 2, OXFORD.
So you have learnt a bit of history about PANCAKE DAY and now you are wondering:
- What will I need?
- Traditional costume of housewife:
- Head covering.
- Frying pan.
- A Pancake. (You will find the recipies to create it at the end of the post)
- Some banner for decoration.
- How long is the race?
- Depend of the day and your resistance. Look te map:
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- What will be the prize?
- That's will depend on the teachers. Maybe the winner could eat all the pancakes.
Here you can find some recepies to cook the pancake.
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