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What is Shrove Monday?
Shrovetide is the three-day period before the beginning of Lent, which is the season of fasting and penitence that precedes Easter. Shrovetide starts on Shrove Sunday and ends on Shrove Tuesday, which is the most well-known of the three days due to being the day before Ash Wednesday and because of its association with the tradition of eating pancakes on that day (it is sometimes called Pancake Day for this reason).
When is Shrove Monday?
Shrove Monday happens 48 days before Easter Sunday. (Lent is often considered a period of 40 days, but it actually consists of 40 weekdays.) Since Easter Sunday moves every year, Shrove Monday can fall between February 2 and March 8.
The date for Shrove Monday in 2021 is February 15. Shrove Monday 2022 will fall on March 2.
More information and context on Shrove Monday
The first records of the term Shrove Monday come from the 1400s. Shrove is the past tense of the verb shrive, which means “confess one’s sins, such as to a priest” (it can also mean “to hear confession”).
Shrovetide was once a time that many Christians devoted to confessing their sins before the beginning of Lent. But Lent itself is a time of fasting and abstaining, and Shrovetide eventually became, for many, a time of indulging before the Lenten fast begins.
Traditionally, fasting for Lent has involved giving up foods like eggs and fats (such as butter). Shrove Tuesday is the last day to use up such foods so they don’t go to waste during Lent, and pancakes are one of the easiest (and most delicious) ways to use these ingredients. That’s why Shrove Tuesday is often called Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday, and probably why it’s the best-known of the three days of Shrovetide.
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How is Shrove Monday discussed in real life?
Shrove Monday is not nearly as well-known as Shrove Tuesday, which itself is perhaps most popularly known as Pancake Day.
Today we celebrate Fettisdagen! Fettisdagen is the #Swedish name for the Tuesday after the Quinquagesima and the day between Shrove Monday and Ash Wednesday. Since it is the last day before the Lenten fast, a #tradition has developed of #eating buns, called "𝐬𝐞𝐦𝐥𝐚". Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/B4v8V4bCJp
— Hilton Stockholm (@HiltonStockholm) February 25, 2020
Is it wrong to have pancakes on Shrove sunday, Shrove monday and shrove tuesday?
— Andy (@andrew_will) February 16, 2015
After doing Shrove Monday with both youth groups tonight I think I'll give up pancakes for Lent…
— Stewart Perry (@stewartrperry) February 11, 2013
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True or False?
Shrove Monday always falls on the same date.
Example sentences from the Web for Shrove Monday
But the program is just six weeks long, the Pentagon admitted Monday.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As the controversy unfurled late Monday, it created some odd bedfellows.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference|Tim Mak|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Monday, Soelistyo had jolted relatives as well as searchers by suggesting that the plane could be “at the bottom of the sea.”
After two nights in detention, he was scheduled to be deported back to Turkey on Monday.
As the sun set on Monday and the search was called off for the day, there had been no positive update on the possible wreckage.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Liszt has returned from his trip, and I have played to him twice this week, and am to go again on Monday.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
On Monday the clouds cleared away and the whole country was gloriously bright and fresh after the heavy showers.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
You met him at Biarritz six months ago, and on Monday last he lunched with you up at Monifieth.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
There was a rustle of expectancyupon the girls side, at leastat Assembly on Monday morning.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
Get the gray colt and I'll give you a lift over the mountain, but I'll bring you back on Monday, too.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd