Why is Mardi Gras also called Fat Tuesday? Here are the facts

Why is Mardi Gras also called Fat Tuesday? Here are the facts

Yes, it’s true that Mardi Gras is a day filled with drinking, bead-throwing, and parading through the streets of New Orleans. But the roots of the celebration go much deeper than one may think. Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday”, is actually an ancient celebration that first started in medieval Europe.

After the celebration was introduced to Rome, Venice, and then to France at the end of the...

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