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While much of the world gorges on pancakes for Fat Tuesday, the semla is the go-to delicacy of the North, traditionally devoured just before Lent. It takes various forms (and names) throughout Scandinavia. AYImages/Getty Images hide caption

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Steve Pound, MP, pictured at the Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race 2017. Pancake races are a Shrove Tuesday tradition in England dating back centuries. Oliver Dixon / Imagewise hide caption

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The British Celebrate Pancake Day With Sweet Races

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