[Dixielandjazz] Re: Fat Tuesday Gigs.

Mick Potter mpotter at mentoneggs.vic.edu.au
Wed Dec 17 11:11:37 PST 2003

Hi Bill
Mardi (Tuesday) Gras (Fat)

This is the day before the Fast of Lent starting on Ash Wednesday. During this day they used to have a big "Pig Out" and eat themselves silly before the fast.

This was the origin of Mardi Gras

Slightly different significance in Sydney Australia these days


FR Mick Potter
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>>> Bill Haesler <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au> 12/17/03 10:52 AM >>>
Dear Steve,
Tell us aliens again.
Wot is Fat Tuesday?
Kind regards,

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