Shrove Tuesday remains deep within the English culture so there are lots of pancake races today.
The oldest race is at Olney in Buckinghamshire at 11.55am. It takes just five minutes to dash from the Market Place to the church.
In the country ancient football games will take over the streets of Ashbourne, Atherstone and Sedgefield. They are traditions which are fiercely maintained by local people.
Tomorrow some of those now partying will start Lent.
Keeping Lent makes Easter richer and more meaningful.