Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
February 27, 2001
|The Men's Club sponsors this annual affair to raise funds
for the upkeep of our building and grounds. We view this as an opportunity to invite
our friends in the community to join us in fun and good food. Approximately three
hundred people annually attend this event on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
Here's a good description of Shrove Tuesday and the tradition of pancakes from the "Universitetsforlaget" web site:
Shorve Tuesday: Also known as Pancake Day. In the old
days the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday was the day when the priest "shrove" his
parishioners -- meaning that he heard their confessions, so that they could enter the
fasting season, Lent, with a clear conscience.
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