Today’s Holiday: Pancake Day

Today’s Holiday:
Pancake Day

For the people of Olney, England, and Liberal, Kansas, Pancake Day is more than another name for Shrove Tuesday. The old custom of making pancakes on the Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday has survived in the form of a Pancake Race. Ladies of both towns run a 450-yard course, and participants must wear a skirt, an apron, and a headscarf, and must toss their pancakes in the air three times as they run. The winner of the Kansas race is announced by a phone call to Olney immediately after it is over. The Olney race dates back to 1445; the Liberal, Kansas, race has been run since 1950. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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