Shrove Tuesday, a moveable feast, is determined by Easter. On Shrove Tuesday it is the last night of eating fatty foods. Shrove Tuesday is a day to remember God for what he did for us so we give up something we love for forty days. The term Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, Fat Tuesday means the same thing as Shrove Tuesday. In the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada , Shrove Tuesday is also known as ''Pancake day.''