Shrove Tueday Elfje

Shrove
Tuesday, Pancake
Day. Lent begins.
The days lengthen towards
Easter.

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Lent: An Old English word meaning ‘lengthen’. It simply refers to the fact that the days get longer during Spring. This was adopted by the Christian church to refer to the time Jesus spent in the wilderness. On Shrove Tuesday people would attend church to be ‘shriven’ of their sins before a period of fasting leading up to Easter. All  foods forbidden during ‘Lent’, which begins on Ash Wednesday (tomorrow) would be eaten up beforehand so the custom of making up eggs and milk into pancakes came about.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. JulesPaige
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 13:49:13

    I think our birds friends believe the days are getting longer. Even when the sky is a silky grey like this morning I can hear them outside welcoming the lengthening of days…

    Reply

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