Origin of Fat Tuesdayliterally translated, translation of French Mardi gras
Fat TuesdayFat Tuesday
Fat Tuesday, the Tuesday before Lent begins, is defined as often celebrated with a carnival, such as Mardi Gras which most famously occurs in New Orleans.
An example of Fat Tuesday is the day before Lent when people might eat richer, fattier foods before starting Lenten fasting.
Mardi Gras (sense )
- (Christianity) The Tuesday before the onset of Lent.