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What is Shrove Sunday?
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 is followed by Shrove Monday and Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday 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).
Shrove Sunday is sometimes called Quinquagesima or Quinquagesima Sunday.
When is Shrove Sunday?
Shrove Sunday happens 49 days (seven weeks) 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 Sunday can fall between February 1 and March 7.
The date for Shrove Sunday in 2021 is February 14. Shrove Monday 2022 will fall on March 2.
More information and context on Shrove Sunday
The first records of the term Shrove Sunday 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 Sunday discussed in real life?
Shrove Sunday is not nearly as well-known as Shrove Tuesday, which itself is perhaps most popularly known as Pancake Day.
Shrove Sunday 3/3: We are having a pancake breakfast at 9 AM. This is an all-ages event. Come eat pancakes before the start of Lent!
— Music Director (@MusicDirectorSJ) February 20, 2019
— Helsinki Airport (@HelsinkiAirport) February 7, 2016
Excited to see Shrovetide and Lent battle it out once again through early modern music, song, speech and drama (and plenty of pancakes). It all kicks off this Shrove Sunday. https://t.co/zLCsmkdd71
— Taylor Aucoin (@AucoinTaylor) February 26, 2019
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Example sentences from the Web for Shrove Sunday
Congress is nearing a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, and lawmakers made their cases for—and against—it Sunday.
That was accomplished by cops such as the one whose picture was clutched so tightly by his widow on Sunday.
Scott, who died Sunday at 49, could go from evoking a Baptist preacher to quoting Public Enemy.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When ‘Downton Abbey’ returns Sunday night, its fashion fans are in for a familiar treat.
Those who are not working on Sunday will almost certainly attend the funeral for Liu.
A little boy aged two years and four months was deprived of a pencil from Thursday to Sunday for scribbling on the wall-paper.
And sure enough when Sunday came, and the pencil was restored to him, he promptly showed nurse his picture.
The fact that the day following the punishment parade was a Sunday brought about a certain relaxation from discipline.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Hagley Road, on Sunday evenings, is particularly affected by some as their favourite promenade.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
So, when Sunday night come, and he preached in the school-house, he had quite a bunch of punchers corralled there to hear him.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates