PANCAKE fans have found themselves disappointed this morning when they woke up thinking it was Shrove Tuesday – commonly known as Pancake Day.
The day marks the beginning of Lent and always falls 40 days before Easter Day – but a late Easter this year is causing confusion for those in an anticipation of a breakfast treat.
Usually the highly-anticipated day falls at the end of February, but this year Pancake Day is on Tuesday, March 5 – one week today.
Lent – the 40-day period of religious fasting – begins the following day on Ash Wednesday, March 6.
The custom on the much-celebrated midweek occasion is to cook pancakes as it uses ingredients you’re likely to have leftover in your cupboard before fasting.
But widespread confusion caused by the later date of Easter Sunday has left people disappointed, waking up with frying pans at the ready only to find out they’ve got the wrong week.
Twitter was awash with people demanding answers and one even said they’re “going to cry”.
Abby Kibble wrote on the site: “I thought it was pancake day today, gutted it’s not until next week”.
And a disappointed Jack G said: “Woke up thinking it was pancake day”.
Confused Marcus wrote: “Dunno if im being stupid but since when was pancake day in march???”
And an expectant Paul said: “It must be Pancake Day today surely ? Or did I miss it in the end ?”
Yesterday Johdi found herself tearful when she realised she wouldn’t be eating pancakes the next morning: “Fully convinced myself it was pancake day tomorrow n it’s no for another week am gonny cry”.
Meanwhile Twitter user Phob found herself distraught but not one but two holidays this month.
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On Valentine’s Day she wrote: “Can everyone who’s in a relationship mute themselves for the next 24 hours we in sad season”, followed by this tweet yesterday: “This is why we have pancake day in February . For winter depression . But they even took THAT away from us .”
Those who got a bit ahead of themselves this morning, put your bag of flour down for another week as you’ll have to wait until March.
And at least you have another seven days to eat chocolate before attempting to give it up for Lent.
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