Maple Weekends officially take off on March 22-23rd and March 29-30, but we needed something to hold us over. That’s why we’re celebrating National Pancake Day to satisfy our sweet tooth and enjoy some of that sugary Adirondack nectar.
Pancake Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, and Shrove Tuesday, began as a Christian tradition celebrated worldwide as the day before the season of Lent. On this day, it is common to eat rich, fatty foods before fasting for Lent, which begins Wednesday.
We love cultural traditions, but sometimes it’s all about the maple. The sugary sweet syrup is enjoyed everywhere for National Pancake Day, IHOP’s secular spin-off of Shrove Tuesday.
We don’t know about you, but we didn’t need IHOP to tell us to eat some pancakes…if only to cover them in maple syrup.
Get ready for maple weekends by reading up on your Adirondack maple history, learning about the sugaring process, and seeing upcoming maple events. See it all here Â»