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Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday
Holiday Date
02-25-2020
Rule
Last day before Lent

About Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday

Mardi Gras takes place every year on Shrove Tuesday, the last day before lent begins in the Christian tradition. It also marks the end of the Carnival season for many Catholic and Orthodox communities. Because lent is a time to give up things such fatty foods and festivities, Mardi Gras is a day of excess. It is the last day to enjoy things forbidden during lent.

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