PANCAKE DAY IN GREAT BRITAIN WWW.MAESTRALIDIA.COM A pancake is a thin, flat cake made of flour, butter, milk and sugar. In England the traditional pancake is a very thin one which is served sprinkled with sugar and lemon juice. People eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, 40 days before Easter. Pancake races вЂў In some towns there are вЂњpancake racesвЂќ: people run with a pancake in a frying pan and toss it three times without dropping it! They wear aprons and hats and have lot of fun! вЂў In London, the Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race takes place every Shrove Tuesday, with teams from the British lower house (the House of Commons), the upper house (the House of Lords), and the Fourth Estate, contending for the title of Parliamentary Pancake Race Champions. The fun relay race is to raise awareness of Rehab, which provides a range of health and social care, training, education, and employment services in the UK for disabled people and others who are marginalised.