Collop Monday


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Collop Monday

Between February 2 and March 8; Monday before Shrove Tuesday
In England, the day before Shrove Tuesday was called Collop Monday, a "collop" being a slice of meat or bacon. It was traditionally a day for getting rid of all the meat in the house in preparation for Lent.
SOURCES:
DictDays-1988, p. 22
EncyEaster-2002, p. 510
OxYear-1999, p. 606