LOCC FAT TUESDAY
MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
March 5, 2019, 6 p.m. – at The LOCC
1001 Village Park Drive – Suite 107
Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras / Carnival refer to events of the celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas, and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.
Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of eating richer, fatty foods, often pancakes, on the last night before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.
The tradition began due to the practice of using up items such as eggs, milk and sugar prior to the 40 days of Lent. The day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday, the past tense of the English verb “to shrive” meaning “confess.”