In different countries, Shrove Tuesday is celebrated differently. What countries. In every Russian province were the features of the holiday. But the similarities Pancake served horseback riding, sledding, masquerade processions, popular comedy and merrymaking and beloved folk fun - fighting and fisticuffs. The same M.Zabylin gives in his book excerpt from the notes of a foreigner, who visited Russia in the late XVII century: "... When I was a Russian killed this week were no more than a hundred people. Current patriarch has long wanted to destroy the demonic holiday, but did not, however, he has reduced his time in 8 days. Carnival reminds me of the Italian Carnival, which at the same time and in the same way goes ... " The Italians, however, have managed to this day not only to preserve the tradition of carnival, but also learn to derive benefit from the holiday, attracting thousands of tourists during the carnival processions, tournaments, performances.Each European country had its own tradition of celebrating carnival.For example, in Scotland, on Carnival bake "Lenten bread." And, from time immemorial recipe was: hands are put together, they poured the flour, then it shrinks tightly in his hands and plunged into cold water. The resulting pellet is baked right into the ash. Moreover, this action is similar to the ritual, and to take part in it must necessarily all family members.We also know that in a town in England competitions in running women with pancakes. For women with a bell hot pan, in aprons and kerchiefs, should start the race. During the race you need at least three times to throw a pancake in a frying pan. And the first woman to give a damn ringer wins.