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18 March: National Pancake Day!

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National Pancake Day is celebrated in the Netherlands as an event that brings together children and the elderly through pancakes. This year, students from almost 700 schools visited the elders and danced and sang. 

This year was the 15th anniversary of the event, which is held on March 18 every year. With the event, children visit their grandparents, elderly people living alone or in a nursing home, and pamper them with homemade pancakes! 

The event could not be held in 2020 due to the pandemic. Last year, the pancakes were made by the staff at the elderly care center, and the children helped to decorate the pancakes. This year, children and the elderly met again on the traditional pancake day! 

The first event was held in 2007 with 100 schools. This rate has increased over the years with the intense demand, and in 2019, 75 thousand students from almost 1,500 schools met with 79 thousand elderly people and approximately 162 thousand pancakes were made!

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