MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is it called Fat Tuesday?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is it called Fat Tuesday?

Today is March 1st. It’s also Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday! But why do we call it that? Traditionally Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. Which is the start of Lent in western religions like Roman Catholic and Protestant. The idea was that people would eat all the meat and fatty foods they…