ONCE A YEAR 1970s BRITISH FOLKLORE
1970s Shrove Tuesday Skipping Scarborough Yorkshire
Shrove Tuesday Skipping, Scarborough, Yorkshire. England 1974.
The merriment and feasting connected with Shrove Tuesday derive from it being the last day before the Lenten fast that begins on Ash Wednesday. Its date depends on Easter Sunday, which is the first Sunday after the full moon, and can fall any time between 2 February and 8 March. As its name commemorates, Shrovetide covers the three days, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when one is
expected to confess one's sins, or be...