Shrove Tuesday Pancake Races - St Andrew's College

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Races

St Andrew’s College Pipe Band
February 23, 2023
Ash Wednesday Service
February 23, 2023
St Andrew’s College Pipe Band
February 23, 2023
Ash Wednesday Service
February 23, 2023

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Races

The Annual Pancake Races took place on Lower Field this past (Shrove) Tuesday, 21 February. It was a great occasion as usual, with lots of fun had by all!
Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day is the day before Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent). ‘Shrove’ comes from the word ‘shrive’, meaning to confess one’s sins and to be absolved. Shrove was often the last opportunity for people to use their leftover eggs, milk and sugar before the items went off. Pancakes were one of the easiest ways to use up these ingredients before the fasting season began.