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The name Shrove Tuesday comes from "shrive," meaning "absolve," since traditionally this was a popular day to go to confession before Lent started. But today it's also known as Pancake Day! Most historically Christian countries have a special pastry to use up eggs, sugar, and milk before Lent begins, and in England, Australia, and Canada, the customary food is pancakes. Yum!

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