A lot of pancake will be served today. It’s Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent. The name Shrove comes from the word “shrive” which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday in the Middle Ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent begins. On Shrove Tuesday, Christians indulge themselves on foods that traditionally aren’t allowed during Lent. Pancakes are eaten because they contain fat, butter and eggs which traditionally were forbidden during Lent.
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of Lent.
The place to be today is New Orleans where the annual Mardi Gras parade takes place. Unfortunately the weather is not cooperating. It is expected to pour rain and the temperatures are not expected to get above 9 degrees.