Why lots of kids were pretty happy on this day (4 photos)Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
"The smiles couldn’t have been brighter today at Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board schools," writes Mike Mangone, communications and marketing assistant, in an e-mail.
"Students were treated to a Shrove Tuesday celebration of pancakes, waffles and sausage cooked up by school staff and volunteers.
"Traditionally, pancakes were eaten on Shrove Tuesday because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar before the 40 days of fasting during Lent. "
Lent begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday, and liturgical fasting emphasized eating plainer foods, which in many cultures means no meat, dairy, or eggs.
"We would like to thank the staff and volunteers for cooking and providing a treat for our students!" Mike concluded.