Shrove Tuesday
 
Shrove Tuesday,
is
 
the
traditional
feast
day
 
before
 
the
start
 
of
Lent
 
on
Ash Wednesday.
 
Lent,
 
the
40
days
leading up to
Easter,
was
traditionally
 
a
time
 
of
fasting.
 
On
Shrove Tuesday,
Anglo-Saxon
Christians
 
went to
cofession
 
and
were
forgiven
for
their
sins.
 
 
A
bell
would
be
rung
 
to
call
people
 
to
confession.
This
came to
be
called
 
the
“Pancake
Bell”
 
Shrove Tuesday
always
falls
47
days
 
before
Easter Sunday.
This year
Shrove Tuesday
will
be
 
 
on
 
the
1st
March.