Pancakes served on Pancake Day
In the Christian tradition, Pancake Day, also called Pancake Tuesday
, Shrove Tuesday
, Fat Tuesday
and Mardi Gras
(which is French for "Fat Tuesday"), is the last day of feasting before Lent
begins on the following day, Ash Wednesday
. It's called so due to the custom of eating pancakes on this day, a tradition that comes from a time when any remaining rich foods were eaten on the day before Lent to use them up, and fasting begins. It's observed mainly in English-speaking countries, especially Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, but also in the Philippines and Germany.
Pancake Day is a moveable feast whose date is determined by Easter
, and it's celebrated exactly 47 days before Easter Sunday
. The date can vary from as early as February 3 to as late as March 9.
For detailed information see Wikipedia's entry on Shrove Tuesday
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