From the Twelfth Day to Ash Wednesday is called Shrove. Long ago it was called Seraft. The word Seraft is supposed to be the old Irish for Shrove.
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The night before Ash Wednesday is called Pancake Night. In every home there is a feast of pancakes at night in preparation for the long fast during Lent. Meat also forms pat of the feast. In some houses a ring for marriage, a rag for virginity, and a stick for the old main are put in the cakes.
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