Tuesday, February 28th at 6:00PM
Holy Trinity, Lower Hall
Tickets are $15/family or $5/individual
Advance tickets are encouraged
Tickets available at church on Sundays, starting Feb. 5, or contact the church office.
780-433-5530 or church.office[at]holytrinity.ab.ca
Gluten free pancakes will be available.
The Origins of Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages. As in contemporary times, food items like meats, fats, eggs, milk, and fish were regarded as restricted during Lent. To keep such food from being wasted, many families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next forty days. The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday began. In France, the consumption of all fats and fatty foods on this day coined the name “Fat Tuesday” or Mardi Gras.