Shrovetide

Shrovetide

[shrohv-tahyd]
noun
the three days before Ash Wednesday, once a time of confession and absolution.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English shroftyde. See shrove, tide1

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Shrovetide (ˈʃrəʊvˌtaɪd)
 
n
the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, formerly a time when confessions were made in preparation for Lent

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