In Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia, pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday, which is "Pancake Day".
pancakes with strawberries and cream in Australia (wikipedia)
Shrove Tuesday is better known in the United States, France and other countries as "Mardi Gras" or "Fat Tuesday".
Charity or school events are often organized on Pancake Day. One popular event is " a pancake race" in which each participant carries a pancake in a frying pan. All runners must toss their pancakes as they run and catch them in the frying pan.
In the Catholic calendar, that's just before the 40 days of Lent so that the last of the fatty and rich foods could be used up.
Why not toss your pancake with your right hand and hold a coin in your left hand ? You'll be rich if you succeed!