Shrove Tuesday

Feb25

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Messiah Lutheran Church, 801 S. Green Street, Brownsburg, IN US 46112

 Shrove Tuesday (also known  as PancakeTuesday ) is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated by some as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. The term Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.  The expression "ShroveTuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "absolve." Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, who "make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God's help in dealing with." As this is the last day of the liturgical season historically known as Shrovetide, before the penitential season of Lent, related popular practices, such as indulging in food that one gives up for the upcoming forty days, are associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations.