It is my understanding that pancakes serve the function of somehow using up all of the indulgent foods in our households prior to a period of avoiding indulgence. Hence a great foodstuff for Shrove Tuesday - the day before the start of lent.
Or at least that's the excuse for hosting a super-fun pancake-flipping event for all of the young people in p7+ next Tuesday! Tell everyone you know!!!
[And how about trying out the lent challenge starting next Wednesday? Could be a great wee extra to add to your run-up for Easter]