Today is Mardi Gras which is historically a Christian holiday celebrated by many people around the world especially down in New Orleans. Where they famously throw one giant crazy parade in the streets. The day is traditionally known as “Fat Tuesday” but why is it called that?
Ever since Mardi Gras started back in the 17th century Fat Tuesday was the day when everybody would “feast” before fasting during Lent which starts on Ash Wednesday (tomorrow). So today is the day to eat everything. If you’ve ever been to New Orleans you know full well how incredible the food is down there. I’m sure people are enjoying all of it as they party down Bourbon Street.
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