Yes, it is National Pancake Day.
No, it isn’t a hoax. There is more than one pancake day.
- National Pancake Day (Lumberjack Day) – September 26, 2017, 2018 (Annually)
- National Pancake Day (IHOP) – February 20, 2018 (Week after Shrove Tuesday)
- International Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) – February 13, 2018 (Annually, the day before Ash Wednesday)
Date Celebrated :
September 26 every year. It began as a day recognized as an excuse to eat an ungodly amount of pancakes.
National Pancake Day – IHOP
Beginning of March (Exactly one week after Shrove Tuesday)
Seventh week before Easter. The day before Ash Wednesday.
Shrove Tuesday has deep religious origins dating back a few thousand years. It began as a day when people of the church would feast before the Lent season. They would feast because during the liturgical season Lent people would fast for 40 days. In the 16th century people started eating pancakes to celebrate the feast. This likely began because pancakes are an efficient way to use up sugar egg and milk stores before the fast. Pancake Day/ Shrove Tuesday continues to be internationally recognized and celebrated today.
-Joshua Bryant: The Pancake God
On this day I’ve eaten pancakes for a year straight.
Documented on IG @thepancakegod