Tuesday, February 24, 2009


In honor of Fat Tuesday here's a little history behind why it is called that and why people celebrate this crazy day:

Fat Tuesday is an unofficial celebration that is generally recognized by those of the Catholic denomination of Christianity, or any by other group that fasts for the Lent during that same time (this would exclude the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox denominations, for example,for they do not generally celebrate Lent at the same time). It is celebrated on the day before Lent begins so that those that fast can "pig out" for a day before it is time to fast from gluttony and recognize the Feast of Resurrection. Hence the name "Fat Tuesday." The Feast of Resurrection, commonly known as Easter, is on a Sunday each year, and the fast of Lent lasts 40 days each year, according to Catholicism. Therefore, Lent always begins on a Wednesday, so Fat Tuesday is annual celebration. (Source- Wikianswers.com)

Please behave and a have a fun night!

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