Shrove Tuesday was a huge celebration of pancakes and sausage at École Our Lady of the Rosary and École Mother Teresa Schools.
Students brought their families to join in on the fun of the feast and to fill their stomachs to content before the lent season began.
Lent began the following day. During lent the tradition is to fast, pray and look at almsgiving during the 40 day period.
“The tradition is that during lent you do not enjoy the luxuries of food such as eggs, meats, etc,” said École Our Lady of the Rosaryprincipal Diane Kulczycki.
“You indulge in food that one sacrifices for the upcoiming 40 days,” she added.
On Ash Wednesday catholics obstain from eating meat. Every Friday throughout lent teenagers and adults obstain from eating meat aswell.
The Shrove morning of cooking all the pancakes and sausages went well Kulczycki said. The staff were there by 6:30 a.m. preparingeverything. The school was busy, but everyone had fun being there.
It was obvious the students were having fun eating their fill of the feast. Kulczycki said one of the Kindergarten students came up to herand said they should have a pancake and sausage breakfast every morning.
“A lot of our students were very excited to come and celebrate breakfast with their school community,” Kulczycki said.