[ LENT ] Shrove Tuesday

For the first time in my Lenten experience I celebrated Shrove Tuesday. Some call it Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras but we celebrated it as Shrove Tuesday., You can read the details here (Wiki) but my community group meets on Tuesday night anyway and one of our members is from Ireland. He suggested that we do a traditional Shrove Tuesday festival, Pancakes and all.

As you can see we did!

Apparently the English used a lot of flour, butter, eggs, etc. and to get rid of them before Lent started they not only ate pancakes they had fun with them.

So that’s what we decided to do. A GREAT way to start the Lenten season.

Feasting before fasting!

(The official word :: according the BBC) During Lent there are many foods that some Christians - historically and today - would not eat: foods such as meat and fish, fats, eggs, and milky foods. So that no food was wasted, families would have a feast on the shriving Tuesday, and eat up all the foods that wouldn't last the forty days of Lent without going off. The need to eat up the fats gave rise to the French name Mardi Gras ('fat Tuesday'). Pancakes became associated with Shrove Tuesday as they were a dish that could use up all the eggs, fats and milk in the house with just the addition of flour

And here’s another video for your enjoyment!