Valentine’s Day vs Pancake Day – Which is better?

By Lottie Coltman  |  Feb 8, 2018
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The battle between Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day has been… well, historically, short and non-existent. Let’s face it, they celebrate quite different things (although love and pancakes will always inextricably linked in our hearts) and don’t tend to occur at the same time. But this year people, they are RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER.

That’s right, we will go straight from stuffing our faces with pancakes to doing the exact same thing with heart-shaped chocolates.

What a time to be alive.

But, because the internet was basically created as a place for strangers to argue about inconsequential topics, let us decide once and for all which is better…

  • On Valentine’s Day half of the nation are happy (and super smug) and the other half is a mixture of sad, indifferent or grossed out.

    On Pancake Day everyone is happy – because, you know, pancakes! <3

  • On Valentine’s Day you get fed rich food and lots of wine, only to have to then wear very skimpy clothing or no clothing at all – yet still remain sexy.

    On Pancake Day you get to eat loads but without the pressure of having to wear anything that isn’t heavily elasticated.

  • On Valentine’s Day, you are expected to make expensive purchases and then GIVE THEM AWAY. Flowers, perfume/aftershave, jewellery.

    On Pancake day, through a process that we can only really describe as magic, you take some of the cheapest and least exciting ingredients (water, eggs, flour) and turn them into something indescribably yummy. Oh, and YOU GET TO KEEP AND EAT THEM YOURSELF.

  • On Valentine’s Day, you are made to feel queasy by public shows of affection, cringy pre-written cards and over-sized teddy bears that will tell you “I wuv you” if you squeeze them hard enough.

    On Pancake Day the only reason to feel sick is by eating too many pancakes (and even then it’s worth it).

  • On Valentine’s Day, you might not have anyone to love you or celebrate with.

    On Pancake Day, pancakes are guaranteed.

  • On Valentine’s you get to show your love to the person who means the most to you.

    On Pancake Day you get to show your love for pancakes.

So, tear up that card, take back that meaningless present and gather your loved ones to celebrate the only real holiday worth celebrating in February – Pancake Day…

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