International House of Pancakes
Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. 'Shrove' stems from the old English word 'shrive' which means 'confess all sins'. In England a very important part of this celebration is a tradition which dates back to 1445 - the pancake race. Participants with frying pans race through the streets tossing pancakes into the air and catching them in the pan while running.