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.
February 16, 2010 is Fat Tuesday.
Tuesday in French is 'mardi.' Fat Tuesday translates to 'mardi gras' - mardi meaning Tuesday, gras meaning fat.
Fat Tuesday was invented by Mardi Gras.
Live at Fat Tuesday's was created in 1991.
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Mardi Gras is the original name of Fat Tuesday.
The French word for 'fat Tuesday' is Mardi Gras.
marti gras is fat Tuesday marti means Tuesday and gras means big
Catholics started Fat Tuesday. It is because of the Catholic Christian tradition of Lent that Fat Tuesday exists. Think of the predominant religion in the places where Fat Tuesday is most celebrated. Catholic culture and history is significant New Orleans and Brazil.
In means Fat Tuesday. It's kinda odd but its in French so Mardi means Tuesday and Gras means fat. So Fat Tuesday
tuesday feb. 21,2012
Germans eat rich pastries on Fat Tuesday such as Paczki doughnuts.
Tuesday February 27th, 2001
Shrove Tuesday is known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday in French.
Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. Which is 40 days before Easter
Shrove Tuesday is also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras does not always start on Tuesday, but ends on Tuesday...hence Mardi Gras (this is French Mardi=Tuesday, Gras=Fat...Fat Tuesday). It is the last day before Ash Wednesday which starts the fasting associated with Lent.
Fat Tuesday in 2009 was on February 24th, the last day of Mardi Gras.
"does 'Mardi gras' mean 'merry times' - 'Fat Tuesday' - or 'Spring Welcome'? (well, fat means 'gras' in French, and Tuesday is spelled 'mardi' ...)
Shrove Tuesday and 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.
Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday
It is known as "Fat Tuesday" or Mardi Gras.