Shrovetide

Derivation

  • Old English: to shrive, i.e., hear confessions

Article

Monday and Tuesday (also sometimes the preceding Thursday) before Ash Wednesday, known in sourthern Europe as the Carnival (carnem levare, taking away of flesh); a period of festivity before Lent.

MLA Citation

  • “Shrovetide”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 February 2016. Web. 24 August 2016. <>