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Shrove Tuesday

Date: Feb. 13, 2018
Time: 10:33 First Refreshment Break

Tuesday, February 13th is Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day). What is Shrove Tuesday? Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Day) is the last day before Lent and a day of celebration as well as penitence. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes. The name Shrove comes from the old word "shrive" which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday, in the Middle Ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent began. Why are pancakes eaten on Shrove Tuesday? Lent is a time of abstinence (giving things up.) So, Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren't allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent. When is Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)? Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is therefore the final day before the commencement of Lent. Please contact Haley Renner at 403-732-5268 or Amanda Anderson 403-732-5231 to volunteer for Shrove Tuesday. Cooks and servers needed! .
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