Tuesday, 9 February 2016

PANCAKE RACES



SOME HISTORY

Pancake races started in 1445 in Olney (England). 


The traditions says that a woman was making pancakes when she heard the church bells ring. She put on a scarf on her head and ran to the churchwearing an apron, and a pan with a pancake in her hand. 

Today there are races for women, men and children in every big city or small town. 
These are the rules to participate in a race:
  • Wear a head scarf and an apron.
  • Toss the pancake at the start and at the end, after crossing the finish line, to prove that the pancake is still in the pan.
The traditional prize is a "Kiss of Peace" from the bell-ringer.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

There is a friendly women competition between two cities: Liberal (Kansas, the USA) and Olney ( England, the UK). This competition started in 1950. The 2 races start simultaneously at 11:55 a.m. and women run about 380 metres to the church.
This is a video of 2012 competition in the town of Olney(England).




And this is a video of 2012 competition in the town of Liberal( the USA).



                               INTERESTING FACTS

  • The world record for pancake tossing is 349 times in 2 minutes.
  • The biggest pancake ever tossed measured 15 metres in diametre.

12 comments:

  1. Hello Mary i´m Molly from 5b i like the two videos of pancake races.
    Bye.
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    1. Hello Mary , I'm Elsie from class 5B .
      The videos are very funny !! Thank you for this information.

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  2. helo Mary I'm Nora of 5b I love a pancake day it's cool!!!!!one kis xxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. hello Mary I´m Alexis from class 5ºB I like this videos It´s interesting

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  4. hi mary i'm ray from class 5b and i love pancakes but i hate pancakes day .

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  5. Hello I'm Jack from class 3B i'don't like this video i'ts boring BYE BYE

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  6. HI MARY I'M CORAL FROM CLASS 6A.I LIKE THE PANKAKES DAY BUT I NEVER EAT PANKAKES IN MY LIFE,BUY I THINK ARE REALLY LIKE BECAUSE THE ENGLISH PEOPLE SAYS:I LOVE THE PANKAKES!!!!
    GOODBYE EVERYONE!!!!

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  7. Hello I'm Nora from class 5A.
    I love the vidios and I love the pancackes too.
    And I really like the information.
    Goodbye Marry.

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  8. Hello i'm Claudia i like videos and the pancackes.Bye, bye.

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  9. Hello Mary i'm Mark from class 4a i like runing bye bye

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  10. Hello I'm Hughes from class 6B.
    I like this new i love pancakes too.
    Bye,bye.

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