Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Fasnacht Day!!

How did I forget this?

reposted from here:

Penn Dutch Folklore: Easter: "'Fasnacht Day,' more properly called 'Fastnacht,' is Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. This was the established beginning of the 40 days of fasting during Lent. It is a folk tradition dating to the Middle Ages, a Catholic custom that has survived in Protestant Pennsylvania."

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