Pancake day in the UK is on Tuesday the 16th of February. We decided to take a look into what pancakes look like around the world, and let me tell you, there are some very different looking pancakes contained within the visual.

Click the pancakes to reveal each location’s classic 

Why do we Celebrate Pancake Day in the UK?

Shrove Tuesday was named after the custom of Christians to be “shriven” before the start of Lent. In the UK, Ireland and parts of the Commonwealth, Shrove Tuesday is also known as “Pancake Day” or “Pancake Tuesday” when it became a traditional custom to eat pancakes as a meal. Shrove Tuesday was the last day Christians had to use up their fresh produce like eggs and fats – and pancakes were the ideal recipe to up all of these ingredients that would otherwise spoil.

Britain’s Top 20 Pancake Toppings:

  1. Lemon
  1. Sugar
  1. Maple Syrup
  1. Chocolate spread
  1. Golden syrup
  1. Honey
  1. Cream
  1. Jam
  1. Chocolate sauce
  1. Banana
  1. Bacon
  1. Strawberries
  1. Blueberries
  1. Ice Cream
  1. Raspberries
  1. Mixed berries
  1. Cinnamon
  1. Cheddar cheese
  1. Smoked salmon
  1. Greek yoghurt