Fat Tuesday is the
traditional name for the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It is
more commonly known as Mardi Gras, which is simply “Fat Tuesday” in French. It
gets its name from the custom, in many Catholic countries, of marking the day
with feasting before the fasting season of Lent begins.
~ Scott P. Richert
were traditionally made on the day preceding Lent because it was a way for
housewives to use up rich foodstuffs such as eggs, milk, and sugar before Lent.
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