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"Shrove Monday, sometimes known as Collop Monday, Rose Monday, Merry Monday or Hall Monday, is the Monday before Ash Wednesday; February 15 in 2010. Part of the English traditional Shrovetide celebrations of the week before Lent, the Monday precedes Shrove Tuesday. As the Monday before Ash Wednesday, it is part of diverse Carnival celebrations which take place in many parts of the Christian world, from Greece, to Germany, to the Mardi Gras and Carnival of the Americas."

Shrovetide
The word shrove is the past tense of the English verb shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one's sins by way of Confession and doing penance. Thus Shrovetide gets its name from the shriving that English Christians were expected to do prior to receiving absolution immediately before Lent begins. Shrove Tuesday is the last day of "shrovetide", somewhat analogous to the Carnival tradition that developed separately in countries of Latin Europe. The term "Shrove Monday" or "Shrove Tuesday" are no longer widely used in the United States outside of Liturgical Traditions, such as the Lutheran, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic Churches.

Collop Monday
The British name Collop Monday is after the traditional dish of the day, consisting
of slices of leftover meat (collops of bacon) along with eggs. It is traditionally
eaten for breakfast and is part of the traditional Lenten preparations. In addition to
providing a little meat, the collops were also the source of the fat for the following
day's pancakes. The word collop, here, is taken to mean a small piece of bacon.
In general it is used to refer to a small piece of meat.

In Cornwall, it is called Nickanan Night or Peasen Monday (pea soup is served instead of meat).

In German carnivals
Shrove Monday is part of the German, Danish, and Austrian Carnival calendar, called Rosenmontag. In the Rhineland, as part of the pre-lenten Fasching festival (or Feast of Fools), it is and part of the parade season, a day of marching. revelry, and satirical floats. In the Carnival in Denmark, it is called Fastelavn.

In Greek Orthodox traditions
In the Eastern Orthodox Calendar (falling later than the Western Church, usually in March), Shrove Monday is also called Clean Monday. It is the first day of "Great Lent", and is traditionally considered the beginning of spring in Greece and Cyprus, where it is a Bank Holiday. Different traditions take place in different Greek localities. In the town of Tyrnavos, for instance, feasts are followed by songs and dances with Bacchic overtones.

Caribbean Carnivals
In most American Carnivals which take place before Ash Wednesday—Shrove Monday is the opening day of parades. In some Carnivals, Sunday is celebrated as the opening, while in others still, Carnival is celebrated at other times of year.

In Trinidad and Tobago Carnival J'ouvert, or "Dirty Mas", takes place before dawn on the Monday before Ash Wednesday. Thus Shrove Monday is known as Carnival Monday. "J'ouvert" means "opening day", a contraction of "Jour d'Overt". Here revelers dress in old clothes and cover themselves in mud, oil paint and body paint. A common character to be seen at this time is "Jab-jabs" (devils, blue, black or red) complete with pitch fork, pointed horns and tails. Here also, a king and queen of the J'ouvert are chosen, based on their representation of current political/social events/issues.

Carnival Monday involves the parade of the mas bands, but on a casual or relaxed scale. Usually revelers wear only parts of their costumes, and the purpose of the day is more one of fun than display or competition. Also on Carnival Monday, Monday Night Mas is popular in most towns and especially the capital, where smaller bands participate in competition.

Lundi Gras
The Shrove Monday events of the New Orleans Mardi Gras, dating back to the 19th century, have since the late 20th century been named Lundi Gras."
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After Shrove Monday comes "Pancake Day"!
In Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia, pancakes are
traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday, which is also known as "Pancake
Day" and, particularly in Ireland, as "Pancake Tuesday". (Shrove Tuesday
is better known in the United States, France and other countries as Mardi
Gras or Fat Tuesday.) Historically, pancakes were made on Shrove
Tuesday so that the last of the fatty and rich foods could be used up
before Lent.

Research also:
Carnival Clean Monday
Rosenmontag Nickanan Night
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In Australia and New Zealand, small pancakes (about 75mm in diameter), known as pikelets are also eaten. They are traditionally served with jam and/or whipped cream, or solely with butter, at afternoon tea. However, they are also common at morning tea. They are made with milk, self-raising flour, eggs and a small amount of icing sugar.