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Why is it called fat Tuesday?

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Alecia Fettes

The name Fat Tuesday referred to the common Christian tradition of eating special rich foods before the fasting season of Lent.

Jessica Ehnstrom

Fat Tuesday is Mardi Gras, the festival New Orleans, LA, is famous for. "Gras" is French for fat and "Mardi" is French for Tues.

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