Special offer

Two Things

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA 92593-B

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras 2024 in the United States

First, yesterday was Fat Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday), and is the day before the Lental season. This is the end of Mardi Gras where lavish festivities and foods are enjoyed before the 40-day season of Lent.

 

 

Second: The last time both Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day fell on Valentine's Day was in 2018.

100,000 Ash wednesday Vector Images | Depositphotos

Ash Wednesday's underpinning is based on morality, repentance, and preparation for Easter. 

  • Mortality:  "...For you are dust and to dust you will return." Humanity is fragile and each one of us is here temporarily.
  • Repentance: We confess, seek forgiveness, and turn away from our sins (repent).
  • Preparation for Easter: The Lental season of 40 days is to prepare ourselves for Easter and emphasizes our journey to redemption and renewal. It is also a reminder of the Christ's sacrifice. 

To All Active Rainers, I wish you each a Happy Valentine's Day and that Cupid found its mark.

Valentine's Day Heart w/ Cupid's Arrow Centerpiece & Stand Lee Display

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by

Grace be with you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:2 KJV

Keller Williams Realty Evolution

447 Newburyport Turnpike Suite #5

Topsfield, MA 01983

 978-887-3995  ~ Office
 978-270-3037  ~ Cell
 DougDawes@KW.com

Comments (10)

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We enjoyed a not too fattening dinner yesterday and today need to find a church for ashes. Then of course a treat for my Valentine.

Feb 14, 2024 09:05 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Doug,

I read in KAREN SANCHEZ posts yesterday that pancakes were eaten on Shrove Tuesday...I have never heard of that. I didn't know the last time Valentine's Day fell on Ash Wednesday was in 2018 so learned something new today! Happy Valentines Day!!

Feb 14, 2024 09:32 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you, Doug for the refresher post on Ash Wednesday. I remember when I was in Sunday School. I must have been maybe 7 or so when Lent came around and instead of giving up something for Lent, we had a cardboard folder with slots/spaces to put, if I remember, dimes in for each day of Lent. 

Feb 14, 2024 07:13 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 

We live in a nation of abundance and food establishments on every corner. It's very easy to fatten up...lol

Feb 15, 2024 04:47 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

When I was a kid our family did not eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday although some I knew did. Thanks for tagging Karen. I will certainly read her post

Feb 15, 2024 04:52 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Kathy Streib 

That was a good idea. My mother ensured we each picked something as a sacrifice during the Lental period

Feb 15, 2024 04:54 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

When we were kids Ash Wednesday and Easter were big deals in our church. Many years with ashy heads.

Feb 24, 2024 12:44 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 

Same at my house. My mother made sure we were brought up in the church

Feb 29, 2024 05:39 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Doug Dawes - This is a very important calendar year for remembering traditions and faith. I could never forsake my faith. 

Mar 12, 2024 09:28 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Remaining faithful to our faith is a monumental task as it is a conscious decision whether we abandon it or not. Faith cannot be taken away, it can only be given away, even under duress.

Mar 13, 2024 07:38 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Doug Dawes - you are absolutely right. It is a "conscious decision." You can't make family members, friends, or anyone else go to church or believe, just because you think they need to practice their faith. But isn't it interesting, in desperate situations and emergency, many will return and pray.  

Mar 14, 2024 01:08 AM