According to my calendar, today is Shrove Tuesday. I wonder why it is called that. It’s also called Fat Tuesday and there’s a parade in downtown St. Louis today to celebrate. So what do I know about this day? Very little.
I know that some towns/cities celebrate with pancake races and, I assume, meals of pancakes. I believe this is in an effort to rid the house of all fats, eggs, milk, etc. in preparation for Lent. But I don’t know why it’s a bad idea to have fats around during Lent.
I don’t know where the name “Shrove” came from. Does it mean something in particular?
Sounds like I need to Google some stuff … unless you want to leave a comment and tell me.