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happy pancake day by arty_farty on 20 February 2007 4:12pm
 
how many have you had?
 
Re: happy pancake day by foreignrabbit on 20 February 2007 4:21pm
 
none...

the potcakes came out a flop




again
 
Re: happy pancake day by canaveralgumby on 20 February 2007 5:34pm
 
It's Pancake Day? I didn't know there WAS a Pancake Day! That's a holiday I can totally support. I'm going to IHOP. :^)
 
Re: happy pancake day by Spursfan on 20 February 2007 6:34pm
 
Yes - to be strictly correct it's called Shrove Tuesday when they used to use up all the eggs, milk, flour whatever and made pancakes out of them, before lent which starts on Ash Wednesday (tomorrow).

I haven't had any yet - but then I haven't had tea yet!!!

Anne
 
Re: happy pancake day by sighthound on 20 February 2007 9:42pm
 
Oh, God.... I've really so disassociated myself from my Catholic background that I had no idea that tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. Got many memories of that black smear on my forehead. Wish I could embrace the Wiccan way and get back to ancestral celebrations that pre-date the Roman conquest but the wiccans around here are pretty pathetic. Maybe I'll investigate the Unitarians.
 
Re: happy pancake day by Spursfan on 20 February 2007 9:53pm
 
Sorry - what black smear? Is it something to do with ash wed? Sorry to sound ignorant, but not only was I born proddy but I have very little to do with religion.

To me it will always be pancake day only - but it is interesting to learn of its roots.

I will not be giving up anything for Lent !!

(I had 6 !!!)

;-)
 
Re: happy pancake day by sighthound on 20 February 2007 10:35pm
 
On Ash Wednesday, practicing Catholics get black ashes put on their foreheads in the shape of a cross. The ashes come from burning the palm fronds from the previous Palm Sunday.

I reject the whole concept of Lent so I will also not be giving up anything.

Geraldine
 
Re: happy pancake day by Spursfan on 20 February 2007 10:43pm
 
Thanks for explaining, Geraldine.

I had a similar experience in Kathmandu,where a Hindu Sadu 'blessed' us with a mark on our foreheads from ash from the Kumh Mela festival which had taken place shortly before in India - he had gone on pilgrimage there.

Although not Hindu, I felt really safe and sure nothing bad would happen - especially when in the same city a high-ranking Buddhist monk also blessed us!

No wonder I have met you all !! I am now thrice-blest!
 
Re: happy pancake day by sighthound on 20 February 2007 11:03pm
 
Are you around now, Anne? I'm in the chat room.
 
Forgive me father for I have...eaten four pancakes today! by Lounge Trekker on 21 February 2007 3:39am
 
Hah hah hah! I am a recovering Catholic, and I'm getting much better, thanks!

Lounge Heathen
 
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