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Collop Monday


27 February

Collop Monday is the two days before Ash Wednesday. Slices of meat are used up, usually along with eggs for breakfast, before Lent begins

Also known as Rose Monday, Shrove Monday, Merry Monday or Hall Monday. Hall is shortened version of "nallow", meaning "holy."

In Cornwall, England, it is called "Peasen Monday." Pea Soup is served instead.

In Germany, it is called "Rosenmontag" and parades are held.



Language Notes

Collop comes from a Norse word, meaning a "slice of meat".

See also:

All February food days


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Oulton, Randal. "Collop Monday." CooksInfo.com. Published 12 March 2004; revised 31 May 2009. Web. Accessed 12/11/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/collop-monday>.

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