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History of Mardi Gras: Why is it called Fat Tuesday?

HISTORY OF MARDI GRAS In French, Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” and is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday as a last “fling” before the 40 days of self-denial of┬áLent which precede Easter. Lent is a word that comes from the Middle English word “lente” which means “springtime” — so named for the season of…

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