What the hell is Fat Tuesday? Next time lets celebrate “Thin Thursday” lol – 2017

What the hell is Fat Tuesday? Next time lets celebrate “Thin Thursday” lol



Tuesday, February 28
Shrove Tuesday 2017




Fat Tuesday, also called Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras (which is French for “Fat Tuesday”), is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. The date can vary from as early as February 3rd to as late as March 9th.

Mardi Gras (/ˈmɑːrdiɡrɑː/), also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday.





Pancake Day always takes place on the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of the Christian season of Lent in the run up to Easter. Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday was a day for using up food that could not be eaten during Lent, which was a time for fasting.

Depending on where you’re from, the fried foods traditionally eaten on Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, range from the sweet — like doughnuts and King Cake — to the savory — like fried Po’Boys. In the UK, Fat Tuesday is Pancake Day, and in Poland, it’s Paczki Day — which refers to the jelly-filled doughnuts they eat.

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