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Did you know tomorrow is National Pancake Day 2014?

Asked by Strauss (20326points) March 3rd, 2014

There are those who think it should be celebrated on Sept. 26, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (aka Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day)

Pancakes came into tradition as a way to use up rich foods before Lent, especially in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand.

Pancakes have garnered a special status here with the collective, and ranks up there with Congo-rats and burritos as jellies’ most mentioned food.

How are you going to celebrate Pancake Day tomorrow?

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Judi's avatar

woo hoo!

stanleybmanly's avatar

Thanks for the tip! Now to extort the proper fare from the wife, who’s off today, but won’t be available for guilt tripping tomorrow.

Stinley's avatar

I, of course, will be making scotch pancakes.

longgone's avatar

Oooh. Thanks for the excuse :]

ucme's avatar

I did, but the whole thing leaves me flat.

Judi's avatar

It’s been so long since fluther has had a pancake party, I wonder of any of the new users really understand their significance to the flutherspehere.

Cruiser's avatar

I will break out my Head East Album Flat as a Pancake.

Berserker's avatar

When is it National Pillow Day?

zenvelo's avatar

Tomorrow ( Mardi Gras) makes sense, who the hell came up with Sept 26? That makes no sense at all.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Oh, I love pancakes, although I seldom eat them. If pancakes are getting a holiday of their very own, maybe I should ignore the 1,000 (an estimate) calories and just indulge? (Hint to my Jelly pals – I’m begging you to encourage me. Now.)

Strauss's avatar

@SadieMartinPaul Going back to the roots of Pancake Day, you would have the 40days of Lent to repent from that indulgence.

BTW, IHOPis giving a free stack to anyone who comes in tomorrow, to encourage a donation to a children’s charity. Sounds like a good excuse to me.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

EHEW! Flat cakes comin’ outta da frizzer!
Who’s bringin’ whupped cream?
IHOP for breakfast, Fluther party in the evening. Nobody run out of fruit, gotta bring plenty of fruit!

Paradox25's avatar

Well I usually only eat either homemade pancakes or use Bisquik, but I’m out of eggs and the latter, so this day will be pancakeless for me. I’ll make up for it though.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

@Yetanotheruser I blame you 100%, and I take no responsibility whatsoever. I had some fabulous pecan pancakes this afternoon at a local diner. It’s all your fault. :-)

Thank you SO much, my friend!

Well, I’m not religious, and I’m certainly not Christian or observant of Easter, but I think I’m warming to this Lent thing. I like the idea of having 40 days to work off today’s indulgence.

Pecan pancakes…mmm… (Homer Simpson voice).

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