PANCAKE DAY or SHROVE TUESDAY is the day before Ash Wednesday, celebrated in some countries with feasting on pancakes. The word “shrove” is a form of the word “shrive” which means to be forgiven of one’s sins by confession and penance. Feasting (on pancakes) and merrymaking came before going to confession at the beginning of Lent. Read more at http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Pancake-Day/
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