Every year, the Americans celebrate the National Pancake Day with a free small pile of pancakes at IHOP. Instead of paying for the mound of three pancakes, the procession invites people for a donation. This donation is collected for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Depending on time zones, IHOP will be serving flapjacks until 10 p.m. Usually, the occasion is celebrated on Tuesday before the Fat Tuesday. However, the date can be different each year as last year, the day was celebrated in the week next to the Fat Tuesday, only to avoid clash with Valentine’s Day.
The restaurant chain celebrated the National Pancake Day, which was earlier known as the International House of Pancakes. In the U.K., the custom of making and eating flapjacks reminds of the Middle Ages, when religious people used to refrain from meat, eggs, and dairy from the beginning of Ash Wednesday until Easter. In several other European nations, as well as Poland and Sweden, the day is observed by making mainly sweet, fatty pastries in the shape of pancakes.
With the assist of IHOP, you can enjoy today as the National Pancake Day.