Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, pancake day(noun)
the last day before Lent
The day before the beginning of Lent, when pancakes are traditionally eaten, originally to use up milk and eggs that would otherwise spoil because of not being eaten during Lent.
Origin: From shrove, past tense of shrive, from the mediaeval practice of priests hearing confessions before Lent, and Tuesday.
Shrove Tuesday is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is determined by Easter; its date changes annually. The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "confess." Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. 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 numerical value of shrove tuesday in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of shrove tuesday in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Images & Illustrations of shrove tuesday
Translations for shrove tuesday
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- martes de carnavalSpanish
Get even more translations for shrove tuesday »
Find a translation for the shrove tuesday definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these shrove tuesday definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"shrove tuesday." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 19 Sep. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/shrove tuesday>.