Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras)

St John the Baptist Episcopal Church
390 E. Garnet Ave.
Granby, CO 80446
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  • Mar 4, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Shrove Tuesday Celebration and Pancake Dinner with music by Kay Irvine.  Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages. As in contemporary times, food items like meats, fats, eggs, milk, and fish were regarded as restricted during Lent. To keep such food from being wasted, many families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next forty days. The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday began. In France, the consumption of all fats and fatty foods on this day coined the name "Fat Tuesday" or Mardi Gras.

    All proceeds go to Mountain Family Center - Donate what you would spend on a restaurant meal