You’ve heard of Mardi Gras, right? Believe it or not, the notorious celebration of indulgent passions originated as a holy day to kick-off Lent, which is a season of confession for the church. Another name for “the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday” is Shrove Tuesday, or pancake day. The celebration began way back in the Middle Ages when folks had to eat up the foods that would perish during their Lenten fasting. So folks spent all-day-Tuesday finishing up the meat, fish, fats, eggs, and milk in order to fast for the next 40 days. That’s why – all these years later – folks in our very own Centre Hall will be eating pancakes, donuts, fish, and hot dogs all day Tuesday. It’s a day of feasting and rejoicing to prepare for a season of confession and reflection (Lent), which leads again to a day of feasting and rejoicing (Easter)!
Discover more about the holiday by attending New Hope Lutheran Church’s Shrove Tuesday breakfast from 6 – 9 a.m. at 119 Cobblestone Court in Spring Mills. If I can get us out the door in the morning, I might just see you there!
Enjoy your home,