2023 Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday.
Pancake Day, also called Pancake Tuesday, is the common name for Shrove Tuesday.
In 2023, Pancake Day is celebrated on Tuesday, 21 February 2023.
The date is always calculated as 47 days before Easter, and is the day before Ash Wednesday.
Why do we eat pancakes 47 days before Easter?
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, the Christian 40-day period of abstinence before Easter.
The three main ingredients of pancakes; eggs, butter and fat, are typically banned during Lent, so these are used up, by making pancakes just before Lent, rather than letting them go to waste.