Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is a special day in many countries around the world. It is celebrated in the ____, Ireland, Australia and Canada. In France, the USA and other ____, it is called 'Mardi Gras' or 'Fat Tuesday'. In others like Spain, Italy or Brazil, Shrove Tuesday is at the end of ____. On this day many people eat ____: thin, flat cakes made in a pan. Pancake Day is always on a ____ in February or March. It is the day before ____ Wednesday, the start of Lent. Lent is a period of ____ days before Easter when people often ____ eating things that are bad for them like chocolate or fast food. At the end of Lent is Easter. Traditionally, during Lent, people ____ eat rich foods like butter and eggs. So they made pancakes from these ____ on Shrove Tuesday to finish them. Another ____ on Pancake Day in the UK is pancake racing. People ____ in a race with a pancake in a pan. As they run, they need to throw the pancake in the air and ____ it in the pan several times. In some pancake races people dress up in ____. The most ____ pancake race is in a town called Olney, in England. People say that Olney has had pancake races since ____!




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