Pancake Tuesday

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Pancake Tuesday
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Pancake Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday, commonly referred to as Pancake Tuesday, is a Christian observance occurring on the day preceding Ash Wednesday. Celebrated in numerous Christian nations, the day involves activities such as confession and absolution, the burning of the previous year's Holy Week palms, and the indulgence in pancakes and other sweet treats.

The term "shrove" is derived from the English word "shrive," denoting the act of confessing sins and undergoing penance. Pancake Day serves as a traditional feast day before the commencement of Lent on Ash Wednesday, which marks the 40-day period leading up to Easter, traditionally observed with fasting.