Alcester Pancake Races
Tuesday 9th February 2016
The annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Races will be held in Alcester High Street and start at 12:30. The Races included:
- Parent and Toddler
- Junior school
- Men’s under 18
- Ladies under 18
- Men’s Open over 18
- Ladies Open over 18
- Pub / Works relay
Prizes included chocolate eggs, lollies, cash and certificates.
What is Pancake Day?
Pancake Day ( also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes.
Why are Pancakes Eaten on Shrove Tuesday?
Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.
- View photos of previous year’s Pancake Races here