Fun had by all at our Pancake Party

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St Elisabeth’s Mardi Gras themed pancake party was well attended by and has raised just over £115 – more than ever before!

The celebrations were enjoyed by children and adults alike, with scrumptious pancakes, crafts and even a haribo filled piñata.

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday’ is a way of using up rich foods, like eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 days of fasting – Lent. The name Shrove Tuesday comes from shrive, meaning absolution for sins by doing penance.

Mardi Gras is French for ‘fat Tuesday’, which also traditionally marks the last day of eating richer and fattier foods before a period of restraint. Known in Latin America as a Carnival, Mardi Gras has became synonymous with colourful costumes, parades and partying.

For St Elisabeth’s, the Pancake Party marks the beginning of Lenten time, a period intended for repentance and fasting.

Click here to find out more information about the season of Lent.