We hope that you can join Holy Trinity for a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, February 25th, beginning at 6:00 pm in Behringer Hall. All are welcome. There is no charge for this event, but donations are always welcomed.
What is Shrove Tuesday?
Also known in some countries as “Pancake Tuesday,” Shrove Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday immediately preceding Ash Wednesday. With the fasting and penitential period of Lent beginning the next day, Shrove Tuesday is often viewed as a day of indulgence prior to the Lenten season. In popular culture, Shrove Tuesday is also related to the “Fat Tuesday” observances of Mardi Gras.
Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent, because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. The liturgical fasting emphasizes eating simpler food and refraining from food that would give undue pleasure: in many cultures, this means no meat, dairy products, or eggs.