The Fight Between Carnival and Lent
by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1559 (detail)
Shrove Tuesday, also called Pancake Day
, Pancake Tuesday
, Fat Tuesday
and Mardi Gras
(which is French for "Fat Tuesday"), is the last day of feasting before Lent
begins on Ash Wednesday
. Shrove Tuesday is a moveable feast whose date whose date is linked to Easter
, so it changes on an annual basis. The date can vary from as early as February 3 to as late as March 9. It is preceded by Shrove Monday
and marks the end of Shrovetide, also known as the Pre-Lenten Season.
Shrove Tuesday is observed mainly in English-speaking countries, especially Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, but also in the Philippines and Germany.
Further reading: Shrove Tuesday
2021 calendar as templates for
Word, Excel and PDF
A selection of calendar templates for 2021 in landscape and portrait orientation and with US federal holidays, suitable for a variety of applications.