Pancake Day 2021: When is Pancake Day Celebrated in UK

by Swetha Ramanan | Updated Feb 02, 2021 19:44 IST

Pancake Day 2021: When is Pancake Day Celebrated in UK

Pancake Day 2021 is on its way, and here is everything you need to know about this day and Pancake Day 2021 is one of the sweetest excuses that parents find to spend more time with their children. Pancake day does not fall on a fixed day every year, and therefore people are looking to know when Pancake day 2021 falls on this year. If you are looking for more information on Pancake day 2021, you are in the right place. Keep reading this article and know when are Pancake day UK 2021 and more information. 


When is Pancake Day 2021?

When is Pan cake day? Pancake Day does not always fall on a fixed day every year. The day usually falls the seventh week prior to Easter. Pancake day also goes by the name Shrove Tuesday and this year Pancake day falls on 16 February 2021. Followed by this day comes Ash Wednesday which shows the beginning of the Lent period. Usually, Pancake day falls any day between February 3 and March 9 but this year the day falls on 16 February 2021. Keep scrolling and know more about Pancake Tuesday 2021. Keep scrolling and know more about UK pancake day 2021. 

What is Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day in UK?

What is Pancake day in UK? Pancake day, also known as Shrove Tuesday marks the traditional feast that is conducted before the Lent period begins. Pancake day usually falls 47 days before Easter Sunday. Pancake day or Shrove Tuesday usually falls on Tuesday every year. This day is also called as Mardi Gras, and it initially began as a pagan celebration. The word Shrove Tuesday comes from the Anglo-Saxon Christians practice where, the day before Lent, people go into confession and being “Shriven” (absolved from all their sins). 

What is the Reason behind Pancake Day?

The celebration of Pancake day dates back to 1000 AD. This day is typically celebrated as from Ash Wednesday, the ingredients that make up a pancake, like eggs and butter would be avoided. Usually, a bell signals that it is time for people to begin their confession, and this became to be known as pancake bell and is rung to this day. Traditionally, the pancake is served with golden syrup or with lemon juice and caster sugar. 

When is Pancake Day This Year?

What day is Pancake Tuesday? This year, Pancake day fall on 16 February 2021 and usually, the day is celebrated by cooking up pancakes as some foods are given up during the period of Lent. This day is followed by Ash Wednesday which marks the forty days of fasting for the lent period where people look back the time Jesus spent fasting in Wildnerness. 

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Pancake 2021 - FAQs

1. When does Pancake Day fall on this year?

This year, Pancake day falls on 16 February 2021. 

2. When does Pancake Day usually occur?

Pancake day usually occurs between February 3 and March 9. 

3. Why is Pancake Day called Fat Tuesday?

Pancake Day is called Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) as this is the last day when people get to eat rich and fatty foods before Lent period begins. 

4. When does Ash Wednesday occur?

Ash Wednesday occurs after Shrove Tuesday. 

5. What is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday and marks the last day people can eat rich, fatty foods before Lent period begins. 

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