Shrove Tuesday facts for kids
Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Fight Between Carnival and Lent (detail), 1559
|Observed by||Followers of many Christian denominations (including the Orthodox churches) and by common custom|
|Date||In seventh week before Easter, day before Ash Wednesday|
|2019 date||March 5|
|2020 date||February 25|
|2021 date||February 16|
|Related to||Ash Wednesday
Shrove Tuesday is a term used in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada, The United States and Australia for the day before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Christian season of prayer and fasting called Lent.
On Shrove Tuesday people traditionally cook and eat pancakes. The reason for this was to use up foods such as fat, eggs and milk before Lent.
In some cultures it has close ties with Mischief night.
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