Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is one of our favourite holidays here at EJS. A day of indulgence and celebration, as well as creativity!
The history of Pancake Day dates back to the Christian tradition of Lent. Lent is a period of fasting, reflection, and spiritual growth that lasts for 40 days and nights, leading up to Easter Sunday. Traditionally, Lent involved giving up rich foods like eggs, butter, and sugar, and Pancake Day was a way to use up these ingredients before the fasting began.
How do you celebrate Pancake Day? At EJS, we like to celebrate by making thin, delicate Crêpes for breakfast, topped with berries and golden syrup, or lemon and sugar. We lay the table with our fantastical fine china and table linen, and gather friends to enjoy the treats.