mardi gras

Mardi Gras: How The Celebration And Madness Began
By: Megan Bell
Mardi Gras, aka “Fat Tuesday,” originated from Christianity in Europe and marked the day before Lent.
Catholics used to celebrate Carnival about a week prior to Lent, consuming all the milk, cheese, eggs and meat in their homes. Fat Tuesday was the last day they could splurge before the…
Fat Tuesday Is Once Again Upon Us
Every year I get a calendar reminder that Fat Tuesday is upon us again. But I wondered how in today’s society that obsesses with calorie counting we are still celebrating a holiday called “Fat Tuesday?” I knew I was onto something, so I decided to dive in …
Mardi Gras Around The World [VIDEO]
Did you think Mardi Gras was strictly a New Orleans thing? Think again.
In Belgium Mardi Gras is the most important day of the year. Belgians celebrate the Carnival of Binche in the city of Binche, which features lots of music and dancing.
Sweden celebrates Fettisdagen, translating to "Fat Tuesd…