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Fat Tuesday/Fat Thursday/Fat Year

Pączki are traditionally eaten on the Thursday before Lent in the Polish Catholic community, or on Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday in the gluttonous community at large. They were originally created as a way to use up all the sugar, lard, eggs and fruit that were forbidden during a Lenten fast, but guess what? 249 more words


Mardi Gras.....Tips for First Time Attendees

When that first strand of beads hits you in the head, you know you’ve arrived at Mardi Gras. Garish floats, masked strangers, marching bands, throngs of revelers invading your space… For newcomers, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the madness. 551 more words


Adventure at the beach/bar!

Yesterday was my friend, Julianna’s birthday! So, my friend Emily and I went to the beach because we were invited to “Fat Tuesday”.

When we arrived, it was difficult to work the parking meter! 946 more words


Mardi Gras in New Orleans – A Traditional Celebration

Mardi Gras is a massive family holiday which occurs annually in New Orleans, and includes music, floats and parades. Normally celebrated on Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the period of Lent (a time of sacrifice), the tradition began on February 24, 1857 by the Krewe of Comus. 435 more words

Wendy Saunders

My First Mardi Gras

Have you ever been to a Mardi Gras celebration?

I lucked out in San Diego, and it would be an understatement to say that this afternoon and evening were a great spectacle of fun. 63 more words

A Whole Life

Sisterhood over Everything: Miami Takeover

Prior to arriving in Miami there were thousands of texts about what flights to catch, hundreds of arguments about where we would stay, dozens of pictures shared about which bikinis we were getting all for five amazing days we were going to spend together. 540 more words


Boil It Up

Every year my sister Bec has a Mardi Gras party at her house – not on Fat Tuesday since many of her loved ones still work hard for their money and aren’t available during the week. 601 more words