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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mardi Gras!

Today is Fat Tuesday which I believe is the English translation of the French word “Mardi Gras”. It got this nickname because of the practice of eating rich fatty foods and spirits before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season begins tomorrow, Ash Wednesday. So enjoy and party hearty!

In many cultures today this pre-Lenten period has evolved into a carnival like celebration.

No city embraces this like NOLA aka New Orleans LA!

Happy travels!