Date(s) - March 1, 2022
Union Grove United Methodist Church
Also known as Fat Tuesday and Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday and the fasting Lenten season leading up to Easter. This religious holiday is observed in many Christian countries by participating in confession and absolution, the ritual burning of the previous year’s Holy Week palms, finalizing one’s Lenten sacrifice, as well as eating pancakes and other sweets.
Why are pancakes eaten on Shrove Tuesday? It started when Pope St. Gregory prohibited Christians from eating all forms of meat and animal products during Lent around A.D. 600. … So Christians made pancakes to use up their supply of eggs, milk and butter in preparation for Lent. Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day.
For more information, visit this kid friendly article on Shrove Tuesday from Canada’s CBC. https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/shrove-tuesday-a-day-of-forgiveness-and-pancakes