Reason #20843 I am never leaving England: there is a national holiday celebrating pancakes. Since the UK, along with a few other countries in the world, does not celebrate Mardi Gras, instead, the day before Lent is called Pancake Day. I literally thought it was a joke when I heard about it but it is very serious. So for dinner, we had banana chocolate chip pancakes with fruit on top, and it was the most wonderful dinner thus far. I wish it was pancake day every day.