Pancake Day began as a part of Shrove Tuesday, a traditional feast day in the United Kingdom before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Historically on this day, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to church for confession to be shriven, or absolved, of their sins before a time of fasting. This day was usually the last opportunity for many households to use up the eggs and fats in their home before Lent and pancakes were often cited as a great way to use up those ingredients.
What Day is Pancake Day?
Since Pancake Day falls on the Tuesday before Lent starts, it’s never the same day every year and the dates can vary from as early as February 3rd to as late as March 9th.
Pancake Day 2022 is on March 1st
Pancake Day 2023 is on February 21st
Pancake Day 2024 is on February 13th
Pancake Day 2025 is on March 4th
Pancake Day 2026 is on February 17th
Pancake Day 2027 is on February 9th
Pancake Day 2028 is on February 29th
Pancake Day 2029 is on February 13th
Pancake Day 2030 is on March 5th