Another Name For Today...

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA 92593-B

...is FAT TUESDAY

That's right, the day before "Ash Wednesday" is Fat Tuesday.

But, why is it called Fat Tuesday? 

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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.

 

 

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Grace be with you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:2 KJV

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Comments (21)

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Now I do like the sounds of Pancake Day.  lol  mdm

Feb 21, 2023 07:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good reminder to share.

Enjoy the good food you are having today.

 

Feb 21, 2023 07:56 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Doug, I know my family member in Pennsylvania would be making Fastnacht as tradition.

 

Feb 21, 2023 08:17 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I wonder if instead of having Fat Tuesday and then fasting, can I just average the food out.  😉  I hope you have a great day, too!

Feb 21, 2023 09:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Great explanation, Doug. People use these terms all the term, but I suspect many don't really know what they mean or their origins.

Feb 21, 2023 09:57 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Mardi Gras is such a festive celebration and Fat Tuesday makes sense before lent. A friend of mine always observed that faithfully. Thank you for the information, Doug!

Feb 21, 2023 06:04 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Doug- I've always loved the colors of Mardi Gras!  Here in Houston, we're also getting ready for the Big Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and crawfish season. 

Feb 21, 2023 07:09 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Those look so good Michael J. Perry Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day

Feb 22, 2023 07:38 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho 

Likewise. I immediately though of dropping by out local iHOP 

Feb 22, 2023 07:39 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Roy Kelley 

I will and I have not missed many meals in my 74 years.

Feb 22, 2023 07:40 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning

Sounds like a good tradition to begin or keep Will Hamm 

Feb 22, 2023 07:41 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hey Ray Henson 

I guess you cut where you can cut...lol Kinda Lent 2.0

Feb 22, 2023 07:43 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning and thank you, Nina Hollander, Broker 

I think many times we use language without truly understanding the origin or meaning

Feb 22, 2023 07:45 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I used to know people who attended Mardis Gras every year Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! As for me I tend to stay away from crowds

Feb 22, 2023 07:47 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I bet you the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show would be fun Kathy Streib AND yum, yum crawfish

Feb 22, 2023 07:49 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I've been to New Orleans once and it was very nice,  but Mardi Gras is right up there with Time Square on New Year's Eve for places I have no interest in attending. LOL

Feb 22, 2023 09:50 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

When I lived in the Houston area, the celebrating of this time of year was huge. Up in the north Texas area, not so much. Always fun though.

Feb 23, 2023 07:31 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I understand your position on that Sharon Tara. I share the same feeling

Feb 24, 2023 05:24 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Dr. Paula McDonald I've known people that attend these big celebrations. They always shared how much fun they had but I was never interested.

Feb 24, 2023 05:28 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Doug,

Before refrigeration, canning and other preservation methods, a lot of people's provisions were about done by this time of year. Still some onions, carrots & rutabagas in the root cellar, a few grains & some smoked meats maybe, but you had to make those last another 3-4 months until the first greens, baby peas, ramps, strawberries and other early goodies.

Feb 25, 2023 09:31 PM