The origins of Carnival can be traced back to ancient pagan rituals marking the transition from winter to spring, such as the Roman festivals of Saturnalia and the Greek celebrations of Dionysia. These festivals featured feasting, merrymaking, and the wearing of masks and costumes.

Pancake Day

Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is a traditional day celebrated in the UK and other countries around the world. In the UK, it falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent in the Christian calendar.