Pancake day goes global
The College introduced their international boarding community to the tasty tradition of Pancake Day with an annual pancake toss in front of the School followed by a lunchtime feast of freshly made pancakes. Although widely known and celebrated in homes across the UK and Ireland, this Shrove Tuesday feasting is not as common elsewhere. In Germany the day is called 'Fastnacht' and according to Fahad Khan, a German boarder, it is not as big a deal as it is here."We don’t really celebrate it and to be honest this is the first time I have had a go at flipping a pancake!"
In France and the USA the event is known as 'Mardi Gras' (Fat Tuesday), but in China little is known about this traditional pre-Lent feast as Hong Kong boarder, Chak Yip explains, "I had never heard of this before I came to Belfast and it has been great fun to learn about the different food traditions that exist."