February 20, 2007


Fat Tuesday. Sounds like any other Tuesday in my book. But the one happening today is special.

"The annual festivities start on January 6, the Twelfth Night Feast of the Epiphany, when the three kings are supposed to have visited the Christ Child, and build to a climax on Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, which always occurs on the day before Ash Wednesday. The parties and parades will continue until Lent begins at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday.

Mardi Gras is a legal holiday in New Orleans. It is scheduled to occur 46 days before Easter. Since the actual date Easter occurs on changes yearly, Mardi Gras can happen on any Tuesday between February 3 and March 9."

If you are celebrating Mardi Gras today, may your beads find you well! I happen to be at work, starving, because I didn't go get anything for lunch. How ironic that I'm hungry on Fat Tuesday.

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