National Pancake Day – a day to honor the flat cake breakfast food item. There are several days in the year this day is held on. #PancakeDay
National Pancake Day
A pancake is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butterWikiPedia
Pancakes are also known as flapjacks or hotcakes.
You can make all kinds of flavor pancakes, sweet, savory, spicy, etc. You can even decorate them like this one below. Check out this Pirate Pancake Recipe!National Pancake Day – a day to honor the flat cake breakfast food item. There are several days in the year this day is held on. #PancakeDay Click To Tweet
This foodie holiday is held annually on September 26 of each year. However, there are some other days throughout the year this day is celebrated on too. See below.
The one on September 26th began in 2005 as Lumberjack Day by Marianne Ways and Collen AF Venable. They wanted an excuse to eat pancakes and waffles. (Like you really need one!) It was one week after Talk Like a Pirate Day. How Fitting, I shared the pirate pancake as I was writing this article. They figured eating pancakes was a better holiday than being a Lumberjack.
I have even seen a Pancake Day celebrated on Shrove Tuesday. This one has been around for a while. As it is also known as Mardi Gras aka Fat Tuesday.
iHOP (International House of Pancakes) celebrates National Pancake Day on or near Mardi Gras. In 2020, that falls on Febraury 25, 2020. They started this holiday in 2006 to raise money for charity. That is when they have specials, usually a free stack of pancakes (just donate to charity).Find out how to score some free pancakes for National Pancake Day … well a donation at least. #PancakeDay #FreePancakes Click To Tweet
So there are several pancake holidays to celebrate throughout the year.