When Is Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day, Pancake Tuesday and Shrove Tuesday as on this day everyone eats pancakes. Shrove Tuesday falls a day before Ash Wednesday which is the day before Lent begins. According to the Christian calendar, Shrove Tuesday falls 47 days before Easter Sunday; therefore it is between February 3rd and March 9th.

Why is Shrove Tuesday celebrated?

Shrove Tuesday is celebrated by Christians and the Shrove means to confess. Therefore people ask for forgiveness for their sins before Lent begins. It is also a time when people refrain from eating meat.

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