What is Shrove Tuesday and why do we celebrate Pancake Day?

It’s Pancake Day! (Picture: Getty)

Today is Pancake Day, that is a self-explanatory kind of day – just eat a load of pancakes, but what is Shrove Tuesday? And why are some people calling it Mardi Gras?

Not only are we all greedily stuffing our faces with pancakes all day, today might well be the m …
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