Author Archives: Mason Allport

Shrove Day

Context Coming from my Jewish background, I had minimal knowledge of Christian holidays besides Christmas. My informant taught me about Shrove Tuesday and the special treat associated with it. Main Piece So, Shrove Tuesday — S-H-R-O-V-E Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day, is a religious holiday celebrated in the United Kingdom, mostly by Christians, um,… Continue Reading »

Guy Fawkes Day

Context Because this was my only non-American informant, I was particularly interested in customs or holidays specific to England. My informant had vivid memories of Guy Fawkes Day/Night through the lens of a child. Main Piece So, the fifth of November is a big deal in the U.K. It’s Guy Fawkes Day. Basically what we… Continue Reading »