Fritter Thursday

Fritter Thursday

Between February 5 and March 11; day after Ash Wednesday
At one time in England, each day of the week during which Lent began had a special name: Collop Monday, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Fritter Thursday, and Kissing Friday. Fritter Thursday took its name from the custom of eating apple fritters—fruit-filled cakes deep-fried in fat—on this day.
SOURCES:
DictDays-1988, p. 45