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By Hordykova Polina, 9 V, lyceum № 14 named after A.M. Kuzmin Teacher: Popova E.P
New words Lent - пост Abstinence – воздержание To indulge – баловать To confess, shrive – исповедоваться Sin – грех Golden syrup – светлая патока Intact – неповрежденный Verger – церковный служитель
Actuality Nowadays the number of people learning English is increasing, so a lot of people are interested in British traditions. The celebration of Russian Maslenitsa finished not long ago. That is why I think it would be interesting to learn about similar holiday in British culture.
Purpose I’d like to learn more about an English holiday – Pancake Day.
Tasks What Pancake Day is; Why Pancakes are eaten on Shrove Tuesday; When Pancake Day is; What an English Pancake is; What happens on Pancake Day in England and the rest of UK; To read interesting facts; To find out if there are similar holidays in other cultures; To compare English and Russian celebrations. The following items should be fulfilled:
When is Pancake Day? before Ash Wednesday the final day before the commencement of Lent
When is Pancake Day? Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between 3 February and 9 March. 2008 — 5 February 2009 — 24 February 2010 — 16 February 2011 — 8 March 2012 — 21 February 2013 — 12 February 2014 — 4 March 2015 — 17 February 2016 — 9 February 2017 — 28 February
Why do Christians also call the day 'Shrove Tuesday'? word shrive means to confess
Do you wonder if there are similar holidays in other cultures? United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia - Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday Brazil - Terça-feira gorda - Fat Tuesday - the final day of Brazilian Carnival. Greece - Apocreas, which means "from the meat" since they don't eat meat during Lent, either. Sweden - Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday).
USA: In Catholic and French-speaking parts of the United States this day is called Mardi Gras. Germany - "Fastnacht" (Also spelt "Fasnacht", "Fasenacht", "Fasteloven" (in the Rhine area) or "Fasching" in Bavaria. In France they call it Mardi Gras, which means Grease or Fat Tuesday.
In Iceland the day is known as "Sprengidagur" (Bursting day) In Russia - Dainty Day on Wednesday during Maslenitsa
Conclusion So, we’ve learned more about Pancake day, its origin and name; now we know about traditions and activities connected with it; we’ve found out what an English pancake is and where the world's biggest pancake was cooked; we’ve seen similar holidays in other countries. After comparing Pancake Day and Dainty Day now I know that they are holidays of the same origin. But in spite of all similarities, today it is celebrated in unique inimitable way.