by yellowrose of Texas on 08 March 2011 - 23:03
Tonight I am eating as many PANCAKES that I can hold...with blueberries . what ABOUT the rest of you?
by GSDguy08 on 08 March 2011 - 23:03
by MaggieMae on 09 March 2011 - 04:03
by yellowrose of Texas on 09 March 2011 - 08:03
Mardi Gras, (Fat Tuesday, Pancake Day) anticipates Ash Wednesday and Lent. Although used synonymously with the Carnival ("farewell to the flesh") celebration, Mardi Gras is one day. It is also called "Shrove Tuesday." "Shrove" or "shriven" means to be purged. Here are activities for Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent.
Mardi Gras is the last day of ordinary time before Lent, the 40-day spiritual pilgrimage that follows Christ on his journey through the desert and temptation by Satan. As Jesus was tested and tempted and fasted, Catholics are called to refrain from self-centered practices. The principal virtues of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. At Ash Wednesday Mass, the first religious event of Lent, the faithful are marked with ashes and told to "turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel."
A friend called me from the Lutheran church and they invited me to go eat all the Pancakes I could.
I was not aware that it was FAT Tuesday aka Pancake Tuesday but I do now