...is FAT TUESDAY
That's right, the day before "Ash Wednesday" is Fat Tuesday.
But, why is it called Fat Tuesday?
The French translation of Mardi Gras is Fat Tuesday. Everyone knows Mardi Gras. In Germany, it is known as Fastnacht Day (the eve of the fast) and in England, it is known as Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday).
Whatever you call it, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is the last day to feast before the fasting of the Lental season begins.
Alecia P. Long, assistant professor of History at LSU said "Fat Tuesday symbolizes the day of excess and indulgence before the sacrifices of Lent begin on Wednesday."
Enjoy this day and most of all, give thanks.