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Tuesday
Feb162010

Fat Tuesday Around the World

Today is the day-before-Lent, aka Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, Paczki Day...so many names for one day of revelry.  Most Americans are familiar with some Mardi Gras traditions, but did you know about:

The Goan Carnival in India

Brazilian Samba Schools

The Mystic Societies of Mobile, Alabama and the Krewes of New Orleans

Pazcki Day in Polish-American communities

What do YOU do for Fat Tuesday?

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Reader Comments (3)

It's far from a tradition, but this year's Fat Tuesday involved the consumption of Girl Scout cookies.

February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Ooh, I like that tradition! Still waiting for my Girl Scouts to deliver their cookies...

February 16, 2010 | Registered CommenterJen @ SecondCitySoiree

I'm like Andrea. I consume lots of GS cookies! I must try a pazcki though

March 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChanthana

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