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Shrove Tuesday

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌʃrəʊvˈtjuːz.deɪ/ us    /ˌʃroʊvˈtuːz-/ (UK also Pancake Day)
the day before the Christian period of Lent beginsReligious festivalsCelebrations, parties and special occasions
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