[Dixielandjazz] Re: Fat Tuesday

Phil O'Rourke philor at webone.com.au
Wed Dec 17 14:27:55 PST 2003

Mick reminded us that Mardi Gras means. I still wonder how people can have
Mardis Gras on a Saturday.

Phil O'Rourke

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

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