Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, was traditionally a time of fasting. In some countries, Shrove Tuesday is called Pancake Day! This is a good, simple pancake recipe.
How Mardi Gras Started: Hard Winters and Charity
It’s hard to believe that Mardi Gras started with long hard winters and acts of charity. However, before it was a day for parties, Mardi Gras started out as a day to help the hungry and the poor.