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Today; happy Mardi Gras. ;P

And look it up; but the main gist is, it's a big party day; more or less meant to be the last hurrah before the Lenten season (at least for the Catholic folks).
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Today; happy Mardi Gras. ;P

And look it up; but the main gist is, it's a big party day; more or less meant to be the last hurrah before the Lenten season (at least for the Catholic folks).
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It means Fat Tuesday and it's basically a big fete in countries that have (or had) heavy Roman Catholic influence.
We have it in our country but we call it Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
There are celebrations on the Monday but they are small in comparison to the big parade celebration on the Tuesday.
After the celebrations, the Roman Catholic church begins the Lenten period starting with Ash Wednesday and ending after about 40 days of fasting on Easter Sunday.
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So it's today? February 21?
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So it's today? February 21?

Yes, but it varies each year, like sometimes its in march. I don't get it either. It's always on a Tuesday though.
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I love mari gras in australia. Its where all of the LGBT community and the whole of NSW stops for a night and aknowledges them. It's a tribute to the LGBT community~


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The date of Mardi Gras corresponds with when Easster will be. Early Mardi Gras means an early Easter.
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Today; happy Mardi Gras. ;P

And look it up; but the main gist is, it's a big party day; more or less meant to be the last hurrah before the Lenten season (at least for the Catholic folks).
Lent is celebrated by mostly everyone, Catholics just go "more-out"
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Adolph Rayner
It means Fat Tuesday and it's basically a big fete in countries that have (or had) heavy Roman Catholic influence.
We have it in our country but we call it Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
There are celebrations on the Monday but they are small in comparison to the big parade celebration on the Tuesday.
After the celebrations, the Roman Catholic church begins the Lenten period starting with Ash Wednesday and ending after about 40 days of fasting on Easter Sunday.
It's exactly 40 days smile
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Wrath418
So it's today? February 21?

Yes, but it varies each year, like sometimes its in march. I don't get it either. It's always on a Tuesday though.
It all has to do with when Easter falls, because from Ash Wednesday to Easter is 40 days.
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Adolph Rayner
It means Fat Tuesday and it's basically a big fete in countries that have (or had) heavy Roman Catholic influence.
We have it in our country but we call it Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
There are celebrations on the Monday but they are small in comparison to the big parade celebration on the Tuesday.
After the celebrations, the Roman Catholic church begins the Lenten period starting with Ash Wednesday and ending after about 40 days of fasting on Easter Sunday.
It's exactly 40 days smile
I know.
I just put 'about' for no reason.
I was raised a Catholic.

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