Have your frying pans at the ready because Pancake Day is just around the corner. In 2021, Shrove Tuesday falls on Tuesday February 16 – and the good news is that flour levels are back to normal on shelves at your local bar-turned-deli. Phew! While you can stick to your own trad recipe, London's best restaurants will still be going flipping mad for Pancake Day this year, sending out kits for people to get battered at home. The usual events and pancake tossing races are off, this year. But you can still have a blast with these memorable ways to spend Pancake Day in London – from Time Out’s foolproof pancake recipe to all the kits you can have delivered to make the day even more delicious.
What is Pancake Day?
Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before Lent, traditionally a period of abstinence, associated with clearing your cupboards of things like sugar, fat and eggs. It's known as Pancake Day because it represents a good opportunity to use up such ingredients. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
When is Pancake Day?
Pancake Day takes place 47 days before Easter Sunday. Because the date of Easter Sunday is dictated by the cycles of the moon, Pancake Day can occur anytime between February 3 and March 9. This year's batter action takes place on Tuesday February 16 2020.
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