Pancake Day

Get your eggs, flour, milk and lemons ready because today is Pancake Day! Also known as Shrove Tuesday, this festival marks the last day before Lent where people traditionally give something up until Easter.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/holydays/lent_1.shtml

Also, in Eastern Europe and many of the Former Soviet Union countries, Maslenitsa is observed. Here is more information plus a bliny recipe:

http://www.sras.org/maslenitsa_blin

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