The UK has tons of quirky traditions. One of those is pancake racing. This tradition stems from Shrove Tuesday, or, as many like to call it, Pancake Day. The day falls on the last Tuesday of February this year and it is a Christian tradition before the start of Lent.
On Shrove Tuesday, people across the UK make and eat pancakes in order to use up the food that they have in their houses before the start of Lent.