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Thread #118875   Message #2573433
Posted By: Janie
22-Feb-09 - 10:16 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Pancake Day
Subject: RE: Folklore: Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Pancake
My church (Episcopal) has a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper. At the end of the supper, we burn the crosses and braids we made from palm leaves on Palm Sunday the previous year, and we sing hymns softly as the palms burn.   The ashes are then used to mark our foreheads during the Ash Wednesday services to mark the beginning of Lent.