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FAT TUESDAY

Feb 22, 2020
Why do we celebrate Fat Tuesday?

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. Related popular practices are associated with Shrovetide celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent.

What does Fat Tuesday stand for?

Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as Mardi Gras Day or Shrove Day. ... So, Fat Tuesday is a celebration and the opportunity to enjoy that favorite food or snack that you give up for the long Lenten season

Tuesday became known as Shrove Tuesday, The eggs, butter and fat was used to ensure it was all gone for Lenten season. ... The traditional of celebrating Shrove Tuesday and eating pancakes began because people wanted to use up the tempting food that they were giving up for Lent