Pancake Day is also called Shrove Tuesday, but what does ‘shrove’ mean?
‘Fat’ in Old English
Careful or prudent
‘Batter’ in Old English
Absolution of sins
Why were pancakes traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday?
Because Jesus ate pancakes before his fast
To use up eggs and fat before Lent begins
To ward off the devil before Lent begins
Because eggs are symbolic of Easter
Pancake Day is known as Mardi Gras in French. What does Mardi Gras translate into English as?
The largest pancake ever made had a diameter of how many metres?
Which day follows Pancake Day?
The record for the most pancake tosses in one minute is held by Australian Brad Jolly. How many pancake tosses did he manage in 60 seconds?
In Ashbourne, Derbyshire, which sport is traditionally played on Pancake Day?
A ‘pancake landing’ is something you want to avoid, but what exactly is it?
When a diver lands in water belly first
When a boat is tossed against the coast
When an aeroplane lands without its wheels
When an angler pulls a fish from the water with too much force
The very first pancake race (when runners must toss pancakes as they race) took place in the village of Olney, Buckinghamshire, in which year?
As well as a pancake race, the seaside town of Scarborough celebrates Shrove Tuesday with which activity?
Stick of rock throwing
Swimming in the cold sea