Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day in the UK, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. The word shrove comes from shrive which means to present oneself for repentance, confession, and absolution. Shrove Tuesday is observed in many Christian countries around the world through participating in confession and absolution. It always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday and the date varies from year to year.
This year Shrove Tuesday was celebrated on February 16th. Here at TAICO, it was a lovely day for every one of us including all the staff members. The Catering and Craft / Food and Nutrition students, together with their teachers, swung into action making the pancakes in the College Food and Nutrition Laboratory. Some of the ingredients used included Eggs, Flour, Salt, Milk, which are all symbolic to the occasion.
The best time to have our pancake was during lunch and I could perceive the silent prayers of everyone waiting patiently for this time. Then came the much-awaited time and we were all ready to enjoy every bit of the moment. The pancakes were shared out class by class and we all enjoyed it. In fact, some of us became Oliver Twist, we could not stop asking for more!
What if there were pancakes every Tuesday? Hmmm…I think I am speaking the mind of so many students.
There is no doubt, we all really loved 2021 Shrove Tuesday pancakes and we are all looking forward to celebrating this day every year from now on. Thanks to the College for celebrating the day in this manner, to Mr. Brad for starting the tradition last year, and kudos to all our gourmet cooks who prepared the spicy pancakes for us all to enjoy.
President of Press and Photography Club