In the UK, Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day (or Pancake Tuesday to some people.
Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent.
Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself and to use up the foods that aren't allowed in Lent.
Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is therefore the final day before the commencement of Lent, a Christian festival leading up to Easter Sunday (Easter Day).
The name Shrove comes from the old word "shrive" which means to confess.
In the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia - Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday
One Shrove Tuesday tradition in the UK is the Pancake Races. These have been held for over 500 years. Women carry thin pancakes in frying pans and must race to the finish, flipping pancakes as they go. The winner is the first to the finish line with a pancake that is not burnt.