Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the period of fasting which starts on Ash Wednesday. Traditionally , it is the time of enjoymentand eating pancakes, hence it is often called Pancake Day. Ash Wednesday is a very solemn day when ash is sprinkled on the heads of members of the congregation . the Sunday before Easter is called Palm Sunday. On this day small crossers made of palm are given to the worshippers. This is the beginning of Holy Week. A very interesting custom is maintained on Thursday , known as Maundy Thursday, when the sovereign gives some elderly people presents of Maundy money.Maundy Thursday is followed by Good Friday.