The last day before Lent begins is Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day. All around the country people will be celebrating with traditional games, religious observances and, of course, lots and lots of pancakes!
Pancake Day has its origins in early Christianity but, over the last two-thousand years or so, many traditions have been added to the event, making Pancake Day a very British occasion. Other countries mark the event in their own ways but, here in Britain, old customs die hard!
To celebrate Pancake Day we’ve written this fun quiz. It’s full of interesting facts from world records to local festivities, and religious holy days to ancient events. Why not give it a go and see whether or not you can score a flipping marvellous ten out of ten?