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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 is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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