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  • Hi guys it's Joel & Lia and we're here at Borough Market for the pancake day race of the year.

  • It's Pancake Day today which is a celebration we have in

  • the UK every single year so we're gonna tell you five things about pancake day

  • that you didn't know ... hopefully.

  • So what is pancake day? Pancake day is traditionally known

  • as Shrove Tuesday which is the day before Ash Wednesday and that marks the

  • start of Lent. The reason people make pancakes is because way back in the day

  • people used to get rid of all of their fatty things so their milk their eggs

  • their butter and then what better thing to make with all those ingredients than

  • pancakes?! Perfect! So when is pancake day? well pancake day varies every year but it's

  • usually between February and March and it always depends upon the date of

  • Easter so why are pancakes flat? it's because we don't actually put baking

  • soda in our pancakes so I think they're also known as crepes or crepes depending

  • on how you pronounce them but I know they are very different

  • American fluffy pancakes and that's why we don't put baking soda in.

  • So our pancakes are completely flat and they can be rolled or folded and I love

  • having lemon and sugar inside my pancakes yeah but you can have savoury pancakes

  • as well you can put some cheese or ham in there you can have it with anything but

  • pancake day is certainly not something we do every day, no, it's just today

  • it's such a treat but today is fairly unique do people around the UK do

  • pancake day races? I don't know I've never actually heard of it before I've

  • not heard of anyone like running up and down doing a relay race with a

  • pancake in a pan it reminds me a sports day at school with the egg and spoon

  • oh my gosh I used to love the relay race but I love that it's not entirely on you

  • it's like a team to get it right but no this is certainly not a

  • strictly British tradition I think it's just a fun little thing that people tend

  • to do here in Borough Market. So thanks Borough Market for hosting this, this has been a

  • lot of fun. Yeah, it has. we're gonna get ourselves a pancake now if you enjoyed

  • the video don't forget to give it a like and subscribe for new videos every

  • single week. Thanks guys, bye!

Hi guys it's Joel & Lia and we're here at Borough Market for the pancake day race of the year.

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5 Things You Need To Know About PANCAKE DAY In The UK

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    Evangeline posted on 2018/02/25
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