traditionally shrove tuesday is the day before ash wednesday when lent starts. its considered a last feast with ingredients such as sugar, fat and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with lent.
my kids absolutely love pancakes, but due to lack of time in the mornings, they are only treated to pancakes on a weekend. so whenever pancake tuesday arises, they are all excited to have pancakes in the evening! they will have them savoury with ham and eggs, or sweet with nutella, blueberries, bananas or plain old sugar and lemon.