What happens on Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) in England?
In England, (and the rest of the UK) the Tuesday before Lent is known as Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday). On that day it is traditional to eat pancakes, toss pancakes and take part in pancake day races
The origins of eating pancakes came from Christians who wanted to use up all the rich foods in their cupboards before Lent.  During Lent eggs, sugar and butter were not allowed so these ingredients were used to make pancakes.
Today everyone celebrates Pancake Day regardless of religion.
An English pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a frying pan.
A traditional English pancake is very thin and is usually served immediately from the frying pan.


Other names for Shrove Tuesday
United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia - Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday
Brazil - Terça-feira gorda - Fat Tuesday - the final day of Brazilian Carnival.
Greece - Apocreas, which means "from the meat" since they don't eat meat during Lent, either.
Sweden - Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday).
USA In Catholic and French-speaking parts of the United States this day is called Mardi Gras.
Germany - "Fastnacht" (Also spelt "Fasnacht", "Fasenacht", "Fasteloven" (in the Rhine area) or "Fasching" in Bavaria.)
In France they call it Mardi Gras, which means Grease or Fat Tuesday.
In Iceland the day is known as "Sprengidagur" (Bursting day).
In Estonia- Vastlapäev, then people go outside to sledge , eat pea soup and bun.