Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day...

Mardi Gras is here!


Welcome to the first day of Mardi Gras...today is also called Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday in Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Australia. I celebrated today with a lovely breakfast of banana pancakes with some local maple syrup - divine!

The day before the beginning of Lent, the name "Shrove" Tuesday came originally from the word "shriving," meaning, to obtain penitence or forgiveness, which early Christians were expected to receive before the onset of Lent.

Even though it's a bit late for this week, I'm going to begin an astrological overview of the week, and hope to do this at the beginning of each week from now on.

Bidding you a fond "adieu" this evening, I leave you with a smile and the official flag of Mardi Gras...