When is Pancake Day 2021?

PANCAKE day isn’t always on a fixed date and changes every year, depending on when Easter happens to be. 

But just when is it this year?

When is Pancake Day 2021? 

This year Pancake Day falls on Tuesday, February 16. The day always falls on the seventh week before Easter, and the day before Ash Wednesday – beginning the period known as Lent.

Is Pancake Day always on a Tuesday? 

The day always falls on a Tuesday because of the period of time it marks between the start of Lent and Easter. 

The following day, Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, in which Christians go through a period of 40 days of fasting, designed to help them remember the same amount of time Jesus spent fasting in the Wilderness. 

This culminates in Easter, with Easter Sunday this year falling on April

How long between Pancake Day and Easter?

Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between February 3 and March 9.

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