Ash Wednesday or the first day of Lent

Did you know that today is known as Ash Wednesday or the start of Lent? Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the 6 Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded) before Easter and can fall as … Read moreAsh Wednesday or the first day of Lent

Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day

Today is Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day. Shrove Tuesday (known in some countries as Pancake Day) is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. Shrove Tuesday, a moveable feast, is determined by Easter. Being the last day before the … Read moreShrove Tuesday or Pancake Day

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