Collop Monday

Collop Monday
Collop Monday
The day before Shrove Tuesday, when collops-and-eggs were eaten
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  • Collop Monday — noun The day before Shrove Tuesday …   Wiktionary

  • collop —    This is a puzzling word which by the sixteenth century had come to mean a slice of meat, especially bacon. It has that sense in Collop Monday, which precedes Shrove Tuesday. Sixteenth and seventeenth century writers also referred to parents… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • Shrove Monday — Shrove Monday, sometimes known as Collop Monday, Rose Monday, Merry Monday or Hall Monday, is the Monday before Ash Wednesday; March 7 in 2011. Part of the English traditional Shrovetide celebrations of the week before Lent, the Monday precedes… …   Wikipedia

  • Collops — are slices of meat. The derivation of the term is uncertain. It appears to be related to the Swedish word kalops, rather than to the French word escalope.[1] In Elizabethan times, collops came to refer specifically to slices of bacon. Shrove… …   Wikipedia

  • Shrovetide —    In the Christian calendar, the three days before Lent were known as Shrovetide, taking their name from shrive or confess. Lent being the longest and strictest fast, however, has given to Shrovetide the character of being the last chance for… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Shrove Tuesday — Observed by Followers of many Christian denominations Type Christian Date Tuesday in seventh week before Easter 2011 date March 8 2012 date February 21 …   Wikipedia

  • Rosenmontag — (which means running Monday from the Kölsch word roose (run) and not Roses Monday) is the highlight of the German Karneval (carnival), and is on the Collop Monday before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The Mardi Gras, though celebrated on… …   Wikipedia

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