Pancake Day

Celebrate Pancake Day with a day of delicious cooking, eating and sharing this staple food with your local community, and help out people in need.

Pancake Day was traditionally celebrated as Shrove Tuesday, the day before the commencement of Christian Lent. Made out of butter, flour and eggs, the pancakes were a way to use up a family’s stores of ‘luxuries’ before fasting for Lent.

In its modern incarnation, Pancake Day has also become a more general day of making and sharing pancakes, all around the world. Many schools, businesses, churches and communities use this day as a way to raise funds for charity through selling freshly pancakes.

UnitingCare organises quite a few Pancake Day charity events. Have a look at our page for it below or visit the UnitingCare Pancake Day official website.

Pancake tossing races and pancake eating competitions are other activities commonly organised on the day.

Keep a lookout for community events for Pancake Day being held in your local area and feel free to add them to the listings below.

Easy homemade pancake recipe:

And if you're not quite getting the perfect pancake yet, know that persistence (and good engineering) will often be rewarded: