Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Whether you call it Pancake Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, National Pancake Day, or Fat Tuesday, today is a day to pig out. IHOP offers pancakes for free, so you know today must be special. In some denominations of Christianity, Shrove Tuesday is a day to feast before Lent begins. Lent is a 46 day long fast leading up to Easter. It is meant to symbolize the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting while Satan tempted him. I do not practice Lent (Baptist typically do not), but I still like to participate in pancake day. Who wouldn't?