Pancake Day

noun

British
: the day before the first day of the Christian holy period of Lent : the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

Examples of Pancake Day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Families or groups of up to eight can request to book an exclusive three-night stay at the Eggo House of Pancakes beginning Feb. 28, National Pancake Day, at 12 p.m. EST. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Feb. 2024 Get yourself a syrup-y stack for National Pancake Day. USA TODAY, 13 Feb. 2024 The outing came on Shrove Tuesday — the day before Ash Wednesday, also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras or Pancake Day — and Princess Kate joined residents in preparing pancakes to mark the occasion. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2023 Also known as Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday’s association with the flat cakes probably came about pragmatically. Grace Linden, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Feb. 2023

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“Pancake Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pancake%20Day. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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