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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

  • St. Andrew Episcopal Church 31 Park Avenue Grayslake, IL 60030 USA

Join us for a pancake supper with all the fixins to mark the official end of Epiphany and the start of Lent.  Finish your feast with a slice of a fabulous, famous Dalton’s Cakes dessert. Beads and masks will be provided to help you get in a Mardi Gras spirit!

  • $5 for adults
  • $3 for seniors and kids 6–8
  • Free for kids 5 and under
  • $15 for families
Photo: Caitlin Regan

About Shrove Tuesday

Traditionally viewed as a day of repentance, Shrove Tuesday has become the last day for celebration and feasting before the period of fasting required during the Lenten season. The name "Shrove Tuesday" is derived from the word "shrive," which means to confess and receive absolution.

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.