Pancake Day Lunch

Join us in College for this special themed lunch. All College members and their guests are welcome.

What is pancake day?

Pancake day is the popular name for  Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras. In the Christian tradition, the forty days before Easter (the period known as Lent) are a time of fasting or denial. On the day before the fast, households traditionally feasted on any food that remained in the larder rather than waste it. Pancakes were an easy way to use up some of the most common ingredients: flour, butter or oil, eggs and milk. Once one side of the pancake is cooked, it is traditional to turn it by flipping it in the air, sometimes with disastrous results. To learn more, read this history of pancake day.