Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What is Shrove Tuesday?

Here's a definition for Shrove Tuesday: It's a day in February that precedes Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Some countries serve pancakes, and others will have a carnival day. Mardi Gras is one of the most famous of these celebrations, also known as “Fat Tuesday”, which represents a day of feasting and eating that precedes the fasting period of Lent. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”.

The word “Shrove” comes from “Shrive” or absolve.  It is often presented as a special time to examine wrongs, a need to repent, and to make amends or reflect on some areas that might need self-examination or spiritual growth. 

Can you think of something you need to do to make amends on Shrove Tuesday?

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