What Is The Meaning Of Shrove Tuesday And Ash Wednesday?

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Mia Teeliumtrozzle Profile
Pancake day (Shrove Tuesday) is a day of feasting in preparation for Lent. During Lent, many Christians abstain from eating sweet things, in preparation for Easter, and in remembrance of the time Lord Jesus was in the desert for forty days. So Pancake Tuesday is a day to feast, because you won't be able to feast again until after Lent.
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Mary Frederick answered
Shrove Tuesday is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of the Season of Lent.

Shrove in Middle English is shriven, which means confession. In the early days of the Christian religion, Christians went to confession during the season of Lent, only.

Shrove Tuesday was a day of celebration with much food and drink because beginning on Ash Wednesday people would fast for forty days as sign of repentance for their sins.

Ash Wednesday is a day when Christians would wrap themselves in sack clothe and spend the next forty days in acts of mortification and penance.  

The left over palms from Palm Sunday, the previous year are burned to ashes. The ashes are blessed in preparation for marking the foreheads of the people as sign of their admission of sin, and the need for repentance. This practice of placing ashes on the forehead of the people began in the Middle Ages and replaced the wearing of sack clothe.
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Keith Old answered
G'day

Thank you for your question.

Shrove Tuesday was traditionally the day before Lent begins. Lent was a period of abstinence when you were forbidden to eat butter and eggs (both ingredients of pancakes). It was the last indulgence. Mardi Gras and Carnival are based on similar principles.

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Mia Teeliumtrozzle Profile
Shrove Tuesday is a day when we have a feast of pancakes-It is because during Lent, many Christians perform fasting or abstinence from sweet things.

Ash Wednesday, the day after Shrove Tuesday, is when we get Blessed ashes on the forehead as a sign that we love Jesus and are repentant of sins. For forty days after Ash Wednesday, Christians abstain from something or do something extra good.It is in preparation for Easter, and it is also in remembrance of the time when the Lord spend forty days fasting in the desert.

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday. I am glad because I will eat lots of pancakes and I cannot wait to get ashes on Ash Wednesday.This year I will give up popcorn, sweets, and cakes.I love Lent and Easter!
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Fi Doh answered
Pancake Day also known as Shrove Tuesday in Britain. Pancake day is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. 'Shrove' - as in Shrove Tuesday - stems from old English word 'shrive', meaning 'confess all sins'. It is called Pancake Day because it is the day traditionally for eating pancakes as pancake recipes were a way to use up any stocks of milk, butter and eggs which were forbidden during the abstinence of Lent.
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Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent so a day to use up stocks of food before fasting. Flour and eggs for pancakes were traditionally used before the Lent period of abstinence of 40 days and nights.
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Shrove Tuesday is a term commonly known in English-speaking countries associated with the United Kingdom and its Anglican traditions, especially Canada, Ireland, Australia[1], New Zealand, and parts of the United States[2]  for the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Christian  season of fasting and prayer called Lent.

The word shrove is the past tense of the English verb shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one's sins by way of confession and doing penance. During the week before Lent, sometimes called Shrove tide in English, Christians were expected to go to confession in preparation for the penitential season of turning to God. Shrove Tuesday was the last day before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, and noted in histories dating back to 1000 AD. The popular celebratory aspect of the day had developed long before the Protestant Reformation, and was associated with releasing high spirits before the somber season of Lent. It is analogous to the continuing Carnival tradition associated with Mardi Gras (and its various names in different countries) that continued separately in European Catholic countries.

In the United States, the term "Shrove Tuesday" is less widely known outside of people who observe the liturgical traditions of the Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic Churches.[3][4] Because of the increase in many immigrant populations and traditions since the 19th century, and the rise of highly publicized festivals, Mardi Gras has become more familiar as the designation for that day.

In the United Kingdom and many other countries, the day is often known as Pancake Day. Making and eating such foods was considered a last feast with ingredients such as sugar, fat and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with Lent.

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Micheal Smith Profile
Micheal Smith answered
Good day for that question, since today is international pancake day. I believe it was originally called Shrove Tuesday, which was the day before Lent.  It is more commonly observed in Europe and celebrated less in the US. Pancake Day was celebrated by various religious factions.

Here is a link to a long standing US tradition.

www.pancakeday.net

Anonymous Profile
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I think the meaning is just anything because people say what they want and noone knows the real reason what it's all about not even I know and I am maybe one of the smartest kids ever. How ever many people say the meaning it may not be 100% true and it may be 100% true.
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The word shrove is the past tense of the English verb shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one's sins by way of confession and doing penance. During the week before Lent, sometimes called Shrove-tide in English, Christians were expected to go to confession in preparation for the penitential season of turning to God. Shrove Tuesday was the last day before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, In the United Kingdom and many other countries, the day is often known as Pancake Day. Making and eating such foods was considered a last feast with ingredients such as sugar, fat and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with Lent.
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Brlan Marshall answered
Pancake Tuesday or shrove tuesday is not a Christian thing,it dates back thousands of years.if you search for cities that are exactly on the equator and look at the sunrise & sunset times you will notice that on "shrove Tuesday" this is the day that the sun lights the sky for exactly 12 hours thus the day after will be officially summer in the northern hemisphere.shrove Tuesday is infact a celebration of summer starting & a time to finish off all your "winter food".

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