Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

So why do we eat pancakes on pancake day?

They are of course a delicious sweet treat – but why do we enjoy them on this day in particular each year?

We went along to a pancake shop in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, to ask… in between tasty mouthfuls.

Video by Greg Davies, Tink Llewellyn and Finbar Cahill, BBC News

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