Home Features Calendar - Lent Shrove Tuesday By The Editors February 24, 2009 Return to the Lent calendar. Lenten Fast Fact The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is called Shrove Tuesday, referring to the word “shrive” which means “to confess.” In earlier times rich foods made from eggs, butter, or sugar were banned during Lent — dietary rules were much harsher than the simple meatless Fridays of today. For hundreds of years, the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada have celebrated this “Pancake Tuesday” with rich and often sugary pancakes. Fast Pray Give will begin on Wednesday. Check back then and every day after that for a daily plan throughout Lent. Today’s Prize is: a copy of The Green Bible To win today’s prize: Give us your name and email address along with the email address of one friend you’d like to introduce to BustedHalo.com® using the form below by 3 a.m. EST tonight. (We will, in turn, send them one email asking them to register for our Busted Halo® weekly email updates. We do not SPAM people nor do we share our email lists with any third parties. Read contest rules here.) Return to the Lent calendar.