Why do they call it fat tuesday?
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The name “Fat Tuesday” is a term that originated in the Roman Catholic Church.
The last day before Lent, Ash Wednesday, is called “Mardi Gras” or “Shrove Tuesday”. The word “Mardi” is French for “Tuesday”. It was originally called this because it was the day before Ash Wednesday and the last opportunity to eat rich foods before Lent.
Many people still refer to it as Mardi Gras, which means “Fat Tuesday” in French.
The day before Ash Wednesday is known as Fat Tuesday. This day is also called Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day. It is a day of feasting before the start of Lent, which is a time of fasting. The word “shrove” comes from the word “shrive,” which means to confess. In the past, people would go to confession on Ash Wednesday and be absolved of their sins.
The day before Ash Wednesday is known as Fat Tuesday. It got this name from the practice of parading a fat ox through the streets of medieval Europe. The animal was then slaughtered, and its meat was distributed to the poor.