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Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday! 

Reposted from Feb 22,2012

The English translation of Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday, but it sounds so much better when you say Mardi Gras. 686 more words

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New Orleans Carnival Season

It’s once again time for the Carnival Season in New Orleans to begin. So get your party hats on and head to Louisiana. There will be partying for the next couple of months until February 28th which is Fat Tuesday. 189 more words

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The Beginner’s Guide to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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Guide to Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, is a Carnival celebration of food; a revelry before the first day of Lent; a final hurrah before forty days of fasting and abstinence—and boy, is it a wild festival in New Orleans. 798 more words

North America

Las Vegas - Day One

To start off my birthday celebrations, Chris and I decided to spend a weekend in Las Vegas. Last year we stayed at the Rio… 334 more words

Travel

The Origin of Mardi Gras!

The Origin of Mardi Gras!

It is widely accepted that Mardi Gras first came to America in 1699 with the French explorer, Sieur d’ Iberville, who would be instrumental in laying the foundation for the Louisiana colony.  581 more words

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

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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

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