Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
This Year's Pancake Dinner
will be held on Tuesday, March 5 from 5pm to 7pm. Many people came out for fellowship which is always fun and friendly.
Shrove Tuesday is the day during late winter/early Spring -- or really the day before Ash Wednesday - which is recognized and enriched by eating pancakes!
Why pancakes? It's meant to be a day of eating well, or "fat eating" just before the period during Lent when we fast from these types of foods.
This is where Mardi Gras evolved as a day of celebration and thus the "Carnivale" before "giving up" something for Lent.
According to Wikipedia, the words "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "absolve".
This is a time when we as Christians spend the period before Easter to discover ourselves in the eyes of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as a means to make right the wrongs we have done, to grow in the love of Christ and to ask God's help in the process.