Many celebrate today with rolled thin pancakes topped with caster sugar(powdered) a dash of lemon juice and a dollop of jelly or jam 

Five Food Facts about Shrove Tuesday


1. Throughout Europe most people celebrate Shrove Tuesday with pancakes

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2. Pancakes are associated with the day before lent because it was a way to use up “rich foods” such as eggs, milk, & sugar, before the 40 days fast begins

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3. The word ‘shrove’ refers to an old English word shrive meaning ‘confess’

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4. Most people call today Mardi Gras, which in French means Fat Tuesday. Marking seven weeks before Easter Day.

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5. In Iceland they celebrate today with salted meats, fish, and peas. Known as Sprengidagur (Bursting Day)