Pauline joined us this morning from the New Life Christain Centre (http://newlifecolne.co.uk/) to talk to us about Shrove Tuesday and Lent. Some of the children had a great time taking part in a pancake flipping competition!
The long build up to Easter is called Lent. The day before Lent begins is called Shrove Tuesday. ‘Shrove’ means being forgiven for wrong-doings. It happens on a different date each year depending on when Easter is. This year Shrove Tuesday is on 05 March, 2019.
Another name for Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day. Long ago this was a day for feasting and having a good time. People went to church to confess the bad things they had done and would be ‘shriven’ or forgiven before the start of Lent. As rich foods such as eggs were forbidden during Lent, one way of using them up would be to make pancakes.