Sweet Pancake day

Pancake day ideas


Shrove Tuesday is here also known as the Pancake Tuesday in United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and Canada.

Pancake day falls either in February or March a day before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent.

Here are some ways this is known as/called in various other countries and how is celebrated:

  • In Germany – is called Fastnachtsdienstag;
  • In Denmark and Norway the day is known as Fastelavn;
  • In countries where Spanish, Portuguese or Italian language is spoken it is known as Carnival – we all know about the Brazilian Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Venetians celebrate carnival with a masquerade whereas in Spain, the Carnival Tuesday is named “día de la tortilla”;
  • In Romania – Festivalul Clatitelor (Pancake Festival) held mainly around Brasov area but the day is also known as ‘Lasata Secului’;
  • In Iceland – Sprengidagur (Bursting Day) marked by eating salted meat and peas;
  • In Lithuania – Užgavėnės. People eat pancakes (blynai) and doughnuts called ‘spurgos’;
  • In Sweden – Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday) celebrated by eating a pastry type called ‘semla’;
  • In Finland – Laskiainen – people celebrate by eating green pea soup and a pastry called laskiaispulla (sweet bread filled with whipped cream and jam or almond paste);
  • In France – La chandeleurit is custom to prepare “Crêpes” and this symbolises, wealth, good crops and health for the year to come;
  • In Estonia – Vastlapäev and is celebrated by eating pea soup and whipped-cream or whipped-cream and jam filled sweet-buns called vastlakukkel;
  • In Poland -tłusty czwartek (Fat Thursday);
  • In Slovenia – Kurentovanje – also biggest and best known carnival in Slovenia;
  • In some parts of Switzerland (e.g. Lucerne) the day is called Güdisdienstag, preceded by Güdismontag – term deriving from “Güdel”, which means a fat stomach full of food;
  • In Hungary – Húshagyókedd;


Enjoy as many pancakes as you may fit in and…… if they happen to be healthier version like this one… I am sure there will be plenty going in.


Here are some pancake recipes:

Quick weekend apple pancakes
Simple apple pancakes, covered in syrup
Everyday pancakes
Everyday basic pancakes, stacked, with syroup
Totally scrumptious waffles
A white plate with scrumptious waffles, all covered in delicious chocolate sauce.

Other Delicious Recipes

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