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🥞 Pancakes emoji

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What is the 🥞 Pancakes emoji?

The Pancakes emoji 🥞 depicts a stake of pancakes topped with syrup and butter. It is various used in content dealing with food, especially breakfast and brunch. The emoji is also associated with the Christian observance of Shrove Tuesday, which falls on February 16 in 2021.

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Where does 🥞 Pancakes emoji come from?

The Pancakes emoji 🥞 came out in 2016 under Unicode 9.0 alongside other new food emoji you might find around the breakfast table, including the Bacon 🥓, Egg 🥚, and Glass of Milk 🥛 emoji. It depicts a stack of golden brown, American-style pancakes drizzled with syrup and topped with butter, sometimes plated up.

The Pancakes emoji 🥞 spikes in usage on weekend and holiday mornings but also on Shrove Tuesday in British Commonwealth countries and Ireland. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the Christian season of Lent. In these countries, rich and indulgent pancakes—which are more like crepes to Americans—are enjoyed before the solemn, fasting season of Lent, just as elsewhere in the world people are gorging and partying for Mardi Gras. Thanks to the custom, Shrove Tuesday is also called Pancake Day.

Examples of 🥞 Pancakes emoji

Starting my birthday with a swim in the pacific followed by all of the pancakes 🥞
@katetumelty, December 29, 2017
Here’s a thought: What if every restaurant that made money off a Mother’s Day brunch today used the proceeds to install a changing table in the men’s room? 🥞 💰👶💩
@BethNovey, May 13, 2018

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Who uses 🥞 Pancakes emoji?

Outside Shrove Tuesday, the Pancakes emoji 🥞 is used in text messages and on social media when referring to various types of breakfast pancakes, whether they’re made at a restaurant or with a recipe at home.

It can also be used when referring to eating a hearty breakfast or brunch, often times paired with other food or drink emojis to illustrate the pure joy of eating.

Various organizations hold pancake breakfasts to raise money for their cause, and the Pancakes emoji 🥞 is ready to promote them.

And of course, the Pancakes emoji 🥞 reminds many a person of singer Jack Johnson’s 2005 sugary hit “Banana Pancakes.”

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