Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent, which lasts for 40 days and lasts until Easter. In some countries, it is called Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day. These are usually eaten on this day in order to use up ingredients such as fat, eggs, milk and flour.

What is Lent?

Lent is traditionally a 40-day period of fasting (going without food or drink.) However, most people who celebrate Lent simply go without any treats (sweets, chocolate, crisps etc.)

You can find out more about Lent on this page.