When is this party born? And what is its meaning? Its origins are very old and date back to the time of Greeks and Romans. Carnival represented the cancellation of social hierarchies and the possibility of not respecting the obligations for at least one day.
In Britain, before the official beginning of Lent, Shrove Tuesday (the term derives from the verb "to shrive" which means "confess", "obtain absolution") is celebrated. Also known as Pancake Day,
in this day it was customary to finish all the fats, forbidden during Lent, so that the housewives used all the eggs and butter they had at home to prepare delicious pancakes. Precisely because it precedes forty days of abstinence, Pancake Day is a day full of fun, games and, of course, sweets.