What is Shrove Tuesday?

Episode 1 in “What is Lent?” from the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey

So, what’s the deal with the pancakes, anyway?

Join clergy and others as we explore–in straightforward, simple language–the reasons and traditions behind the holiest period in the Christian tradition. Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Carnivale, or Shrove Tuesday, why do we recognize the day before Lent begins? And what’s with all the pancake suppers?