Monday, February 19, 2007

Shrove Sunday, anyone?

I don't think it exists in the English-speaking world - and even Shrove Tuesday is probably better known as Pancake Day. However, in Finland we are lucky enough to have both a Sunday and a Tuesday dedicated to sledding and eating a special baked good filled with whipped cream and strawberry jam and/or marzipan. Laskiainen is the name of the day. Clicking on the link will allow you to see what it's all about:

"Holy shit I'm gonna die heeheehee"


nmj said...

okay, can i pass on the sledging and marzipan & just have the strawberry & cream pancake, please? i have not been on a sledge since january 1987, when an obnoxious american i made the big mistake of dating for a year, pushed me down a hill on a tea tray in the north of scotland. it was actually quite good fun.

Anna MR said...

Ah, honey, it'd have to be one helluva tea tray to fit me on it...but yes, sledging is the hilarity of a near-death experience, be it on a tea tray or other implement.