Carling Sunday


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Carling Sunday

Between March 8 and April 11 in the West; between March 21 and April 24 in the East
Carling Sunday is the fifth Sunday in Lent, and is also known as Passion Sunday . Its name possibly derives from "care." It is traditional in Great Britain to eat a dish of parched peas cooked in butter, called a carling, said to be in memory of grain Jesus' disciples picked on the Sabbath.
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