Yes, dear friends, we’re all about the Shrove Tuesday today. Now, when I began to research, I thought Shrove…hmmm
Then I thought it could mean this…
So what is Shrove Tuesday? Quite simply, it’s the day before Ash Wednesday. That’s it. No royalty, no mushrooms, nothing crazy.
Apparently, the word “Shrove” is derived from the word “shrive” and all that means is to hear the confession of, assign penance to, and absolve.
But in N’awlins this is known as Fat Tuesday! Fat as in, eat-up-because-tomorrow Lent-is-on!
It’s also known as Pancake Tuesday – mainly because it’s considered a filling meal and probably because with sausage or bacon it’s the best thing ever (I added that last bit)
In Pennsylvania Dutch country (where I live now) it’s known as Fasnacht Day. Fasnacht means “fast night” as in
According to Wikipedia:
Fasnachts were made as a way to empty the pantry of lard, sugar, fat, and butter, which were traditionally fasted from during Lent. There are three types of Fastnachts, one made with yeast, one made with baking powder, and one made with potatoes and yeast. All are slightly crispy on the outside and not as sweet as standard doughnuts.
Apparently, Shrove Tuesday is Fat Tuesday is Pancake Tuesday is Fasnacht Day. So EAT PANCAKES or Fasnachts, just eat it up, because Lent is coming!!!
Now the sister post for this is over at Tiffany’s house, where she is writing about Laerte Sunday, Catholic Nook stylie!
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