It’s worth a shot.
Before you tuck into a stack of pancakes this Shrove Tuesday, February 25th, 2020, take a second to slice off a piece in the name of true love.
According to an old Cork tradition, placing a little bit of the first pancake off the frying pan could speed up your search for a soulmate.
Shared this week on Twitter by Irish Family Detective, the custom originated in Cloyne, as explained by a Mr J Canavan of Chapel Street in an entry into the Duchas National Folklore Project of Ireland.
“All the young people of the house wanted a piece of the first pancake. This they put under their pillow that night. It was then said that the person they dreamt of that would be their future husband or wife.”
Next week 25th is #PancakeTuesday In #Cloyne #Cork there was a tradition of putting a piece of the 1st pancake made under your pillow, the person you dreamt about would be your future spouse! From @duchas_ie #FolkloreThursday @stcolmanscloyne pic.twitter.com/GWPuP8nX14
— IrishFamilyDetective (@Fiona_Forde_Irl) February 20, 2020
Sure, it could get messy, but this time next year you could have a brilliant romantic tale to tell the grandkids.