dimarts, 21 de febrer de 2012

Take me to the Mardi Gras #Pancake_Day

Avui celebrem Pancake Tuesday a Anglaterra, que ve a significar el Dimarts dels Creps (bé, són bastant pareguts). Bàsicament tan si ets creient com si no, consisteix en fer un tip de menjar pancakes tot el dia, i demà ja veurem si fem quaresma, o la vida continua igual ... és el equivalent al Dijous Llarder que se celebra aquí. Naturalment natros celebrem tots dos, no sigui cosa que deixem una festa de banda!
A New Orleans, ho celebren en dimarts també, o sigui avui, però em sembla que la festa és molt més divertida que menjar pancakes. Ho diuen Mardi Gras – del francès.
Aquí tenim Paul Simon amb el single Take Me To The Mardi Gras del seu LP There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, 1973.


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Today is Pancake Tuesday in England. Whether or not the plan is to follow Lent, I think most English people will be eating pancakes today! It is the equivalent celebration to the Dijous Llarder (Fat Thursday) celebrated in Catalonia on the previous Thursday. Of course, we celebrate both – the more “festes”, the better!
As far as I know celebrations take place in New Orleans today too, known as the Mardi Gras, although they’re probably a bit more exciting than downing a plateful of pancakes!



Paul Simon recorded Take Me To The Mardi Gras for his 1973 LP, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon.




5 comentaris:

  1. One of my very favourite songs. :-) Thank you for the memories.

    ResponElimina
  2. You're welcome :)
    I love Paul Simon, and this song always gets dusted off at this time every year. Last year I tried it out with my English-learning students, to mixed reactions!!
    Do you have Pancake Day in NZ, by the way?

    ResponElimina
  3. Shrove Tuesday? C of E background with a shaky memory... Not many people 'do' pancake day here.

    ResponElimina
  4. Yes, that's it. Although my religious learning started and stopped at my christening, and we've always called it Pancake Day, as do many people I suppòse. I don't think it really registered with me that it was also known as Shrove Tuesday, and that it should be the start of Lent, till I started teaching English and students quizzed me!! Maybe if Charlton Heston had made a film about Shrove Tuesday .....

    ResponElimina
  5. As a sensitive child, I always felt vaguely guilty all Lent, for not giving up anything.
    These days I love the depiction of the meaning of Lent in 'Chocolat' (the movie).

    ResponElimina