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Fat Tuesday & Lent Are Upon Us

Revelers yell for beads and trinkets during the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Monday. Today is "Mardi Gras," which is French for "Fat Tuesday," according to Wikipedia. It refers "to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. More here. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Question: How many celebrate Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) and then observe Lent by giving something up?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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