St Matthew - St Aidan

the church in town -- Buckhorn Ontario -- Sundays 10 am

the church in town -- Buckhorn Ontario -- Sundays 10 am

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Shrove Tuesday — Pancake Supper

Tuesday 5 March @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Tuesday 5 March
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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St Matthew – St Aidan
1937 Lakehurst Road
Buckhorn, Ontario K0L 1J0 Canada
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Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the fact that long ago people would shrive on the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Shriving was to use up all the fatty things in the kitchen in preparation for the 40 days of fasting during Lent. That entailed using up all the fat and lard in the house along with eggs and butter so that they would no longer be available.

And so to accomplish this, people made pancakes and feasted on them. In some cultures, Shrove Tuesday is known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, the reasoning for which is the same as for Shrove Tuesday.


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