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Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras is an unofficial celebration that is generally recognized by those of the Catholic denomination of Christianity, or by any other group that fasts for Lent during that same time (this would exclude the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox denominations, for example, who do not generally celebrate Lent at the same time).

It is celebrated on the day before Lent , the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It is a day where people eat gluttonous amounts of rich fatty food, drink and 'partake in sin-like behaviors'... Hence the name "Fat Tuesday." it is a time to fast/give up your desires and recognize the Feast of Resurrection.

The Feast of Resurrection, commonly known as Easter, is on a Sunday each year, and the fast of Lent lasts 40 days, according to Catholicism. Therefore, Lent always begins on a Wednesday followed by Fat Tuesday as an annual celebration.
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When is Fat Tuesday?

"Fat Tuesday" is synonymous with the French term Mardi Gras (also  Shrove day)- Fat Tuesday is technically the day before Ash  Wednesday. It is a day when people eat all the

What are the origins of Fat Tuesday?

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Why is Fat Tuesday important to Catholics?

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What happens on Fat Tuesday?

Fat tuesday is a day during mardi gras where there are lots if parades. Generally, this is where mardi gras beads are given out.

When was fat tuesday 2010?

Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras is on February 16, 2010. Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, and is marked by parades and extravagant costumes, most fa

What Tuesday in 2012 is fat Tuesday?

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How did Fat Tuesday get it name?

Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of eating rich, fatty foods in feasts before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wedne