Today marks Pancake Day and The Pancake House is celebrating with FREE pancakes!! Simply tell your server you saw them on twitter and receive 3 free pancakes! No minimum purchase. Valid at all Winnipeg locations.

The Pancake House is also the Groupon of the day today! For $10, you can get $20 worth of food. Click here for the Groupon deal.

History of Pancake Day
Pancake Day derives from the Christian Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday marks the day preceding the first day of Lent/Ash Wednesday.

Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich food such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. The liturgical fasting emphasized eating plainer food and refraining from food that would give pleasure: In many cultures, this means no meat, dairy, or eggs.

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