Nine things you might not know about Shrove Tuesday

It's Shrove Tuesday.
It's Shrove Tuesday.

Shrove Tuesday first started off as a religious festival in which Christians used up the last of their lard and fat in preparation for Lent when fasting happens.

Nowadays, most people simply refer to it as Pancake Day and it is widely celebrated worldwide by scoffing pancakes in all shapes and sizes. Here's nine things you might not know about Shrove Tuesday.