Top 10 Facts About Pancake Day

Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday.

Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday! It is also known as lots of different names across the world.

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Pancake Day is a Christian festival.

Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is actually a Christian Festival. It always falls on the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent.

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It always falls 47 days before Easter.

Did you know that although Pancake Day is on a Tuesday each year, it falls on different dates. It is always exactly 47 days before Easter!

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The name ‘Shrove Tuesday’ comes from the word ‘shriving’.

Shriving means listening to someone’s sins and then forgiving them.

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The first pancake day was in 1445.

It is believed that Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday started in 1445 in Olney. Olney is in Buckinghamshire, England.

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The most pancakes flips in a minute is 140!

According to the Guinness World Records, Brad Jolly from Australia has done the most flips of a pancake in one minute.

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There are lots of different types of pancakes.

One of the most popular is lemon and sugar… but some people like chocolate spread or fruit!

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Around 52 million eggs are used on Pancake Day!

In the UK, it is estimated that around 52 million eggs are used on the day! That is a lot of eggs!

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The biggest pancake in the world was over 15 metres wide!

The biggest ever pancake was made in Manchester. It won the Guinness World Record!

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You can make pancakes with only 3 ingredients!

You don’t need many ingredients to make pancakes. All you need is flour, eggs and milk!

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