Here’s the skinny on “Fat Tuesday.”
Considering the American epicenter for Mardi Gras is New Orleans, LA (more specifically the French Quarter and Bourbon Street), it’s no surprise that this celebratory occasion is overshadowed by epic parades, bead throwing and a few, low-key parties.
I also hear there is mild consumption of alcoholic beverages during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
While there is certainly an appeal for this signature celebratory style in New Orleans, LA for certain age groups and individuals, we would be doing ourselves a disservice if we did not take the time to remind ourselves and appreciate the inspiration and motivation behind Mardi Gras and the day known as “Fat Tuesday.”
Bonus: You can read this blog post and watch this video while eating your King Cake, searching for the coveted miniature baby doll.
Continuing a tradition, I will once again give up the letter “Z” for Lent.
(FYI – My last name is Lentz).