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|Whoo-Hoo! The last day before Ash Wednesday is known as Mardi Gras...transalation: Fat Tuesday.
That is TODAY, Hooray!
Mardi Gras is a day of carnival, when people dress up, have parades, dance, eat, drink, and stay up late. Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" in French. The name "Fat Tuesday" comes from the ancient custom of parading a fattened ox through the streets of Paris, France, at the beginning of the celebration, which precedes Lent.
Lent is the 40-day period preceding Easter; it is a period of Christian religious observance when people temporarily give up something they enjoy. Mardi Gras is celebrated by some people as a last party before Lent.
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