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Thread #118875   Message #3110950
Posted By: GUEST,banjoman
10-Mar-11 - 04:54 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Pancake Day
Subject: RE: Folklore: Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Pancake Day
I was always told that pancakes were traditionally cooked over a fire made from the decorations (and the tree) used last Christmas. However, as the tradition of the tree in this country does not go back very far, its probably an old wives (or mothers in this case) tale