Fat Tuesday: aka Carnival...aka Schmutziger Donnerstag...

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Mardi Gras aka a Fat Tuesday: there are other names too…


Well here we are less than an hour away from Mardi Gras. This event brings me back to my youth, when I was in College and wanted to go to Brazil to experience the “Real Mardi Gras” well instead I remained a nice “well behaved youth” finished school, got my degree and off I went to the US Army as an Officer….

When I left the service, I had dreams again of wanting to go the Mardi Gras Celebrations in Brazil. Well that did not happen, instead I ended up dating a Brazilian Native😊!   Not sure if you are aware but in Brazil there is a mass invasion of tourists. The country has about 70 % of their visitors that come during Mardi Gras aka Carnival.


Keep in mind even though I missed out going to the “Mecca of Carnival”, I managed to have a good time in Germany. Keep in mind Germans celebrate Fat Tuesday on Thursday😊Fastnacht means "Eve of the Fast or Fasching. Many people think Schmutziger Donnerstag is Dirty Thursday but if you understood German slang it actually is Fat Thursday.

The days might be off, but the parties, the debauchery is no where near as in Brazil but never the less it is a fun time in Germany. Now keep in mind most European Countries Celebrate this same even just at different time and not to the extent that Brazil does.


Now at the point in my life, I can live without all the Carnival Events, quite frankly now I prefer just reading about it, or seeing it on video. No need to part take in the revelries. Just like I do not need to go to the Halloween Festivities in West Hollywood, CA.

I guess it comes with age. This in a way reminded me of my father, when I was living and working in Germany…I wanted to come “home” during my holidays and vacations. My father said, you can see us anytime, go enjoy and see Europe as if you would never see it again. He was right. I have only been back to Europe four times, since then all I did was talked about it a lot.

So, with that said, live life as if it was your last day! If you are young and adventurous go enjoy Fat Tuesday and take pictures and share it with us, so we can enjoy your fun vicariously. So with that said good night! I am older and ready to go to bed😊


Now if you are a buyer and seller, you are in luck I am not partying rather, I am prepared to help you in your purchase or sale of a property.


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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It sounds like a good time! I hope everyone is having a great time and being safe and having a lot of fun!

Feb 12, 2018 11:58 PM #1
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Endre.

Never been across the pond, it is on our bucket list.  Just don't know about being on a plane for that long.  

Feb 13, 2018 03:47 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Endre. Like you, I am at the point where I can enjoy it vicariously and not leave home. I did miss a lot of events when I was younger but so be it. Enjoy your day!

Feb 13, 2018 04:13 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Endre,

And no mention of the City down south!

Just think of the bucket lists we could make if we didn't get old and go to bed earlier!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 13, 2018 06:23 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Endre - when I stepped on the scale today I said enough fat days.

Feb 13, 2018 06:27 AM #5
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Priorities change....I used to have a heaping bucket list...and it is now very shallow...and in reflection, much more meaningful.

Feb 13, 2018 07:16 AM #6
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

In Lancaster Co., PA it is Fasnachts Day ! It is the only day of the year I eat a dough nut !

Feb 13, 2018 07:26 AM #7
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - As an Officer and a Gentleman you have had many life experiences. I really enjoyed reading more about your amazing life, ambition's hopes, and dreams. And travels are always exciting too! That's some dress that woman is wearing! WOW! I've never seen anything like that in real life or the Oscars, or Project Runway either! 

I hope that if visiting Brazil is still on your bucket list, you and Diane get there as soon as you can!

Feb 13, 2018 07:42 AM #8
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I have had my share of Fat Tuesdays and all the other days of the week for that matter.

Feb 13, 2018 12:21 PM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Loved the pictures!

Pictures are usually enough for me. I have no interest in being in Time Square for New Years or Mardi Gras or any of that. I guess I'm old too. LOL

Feb 13, 2018 01:58 PM #10
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre you will need to create your own Mardi Gras, just try to not get arrested as you create the festivities ....... LOL

Feb 13, 2018 04:45 PM #11
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm with you Endre.  I would just as soon watch the festivities on the television these days.

Feb 14, 2018 05:05 AM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes, your Dad gave you sage advice, Endre! Our lives change, as do our priorities and we will miss opportunities if we don't grab them when they are right in front of us.

Hope you're having a fantastic week...and taking time to stop and smell the roses!

Feb 15, 2018 06:11 AM #13
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