Monday, February 23, 2009

National Pancake Day

About National Pancake Day
February 24, 2009

Known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, National Pancake Day dates back several centuries to when the English prepped for fasting during Lent. Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products…hence the name Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday.

Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly two million dollars to support charities in the communities in which it operates. With your help, they hope to raise $1,000,000 for Children’s Miracle Network in 2009!

From 7 am to 10 am tomorrow, stop by International House of Pancakes for a free short stack of their buttermilk pancakes. All they ask is that you consider making a donation to the Children's Miracle Network or your favorite charity.
Just out of curiousity, I missed National Bagel and Lox Day (February 9th). But today, Feb. 23rd, the following are celebrated:
Who knew?

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