The flags and bunting is going up, the bars are well stocked and the final touches are being put to plans for the biggest parade in 20 years. Liverpool is gearing up to celebrate St Patrick’s Day tomorrow in style. It’s estimated three out of four of us have some Irish blood running through our veins, so chances are the day itself is going to be rocking in the city. But you don’t have to go out on the town to enjoy a bit of craic and raise a glass or two to St Patrick.
It is finally here! It is Pancake Day. This year the day itself, which is officially known as Shrove Tuesday in the religious calendar, falls on Tuesday, February 13. Pancake Day is always the day before the start of Lent and the beginning of the 40 days leading up to Easter – which this year takes place on Sunday, April 1. Next year the date will be later because Easter 2019 is in late April. We all love a good pancake – and everyone has their favourite topping.
This year the day itself, which is officially known as Shrove Tuesday in the religious calendar, falls on Tuesday, February 13. Pancake Day is always the day before the start of Lent and the beginning of the 40 days leading up to Easter – which this year takes place on Sunday, April 1. Next year the date will be later because Easter 2019 is in late April. We all love a good pancake – and everyone has their favourite topping. But who do we eat them on this particular day?
@tosseduk Appalling. The whole world has switched on to the futile waste of single use plastic, yet I am having to cart your plastic lid and fork to my office to dispose of BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE A RECYCLING BIN IN YOUR STORE. https://t.co/6d8Z29wbqu
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Selecting a term
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