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When Is Mardi Gras in 2015?: Ruby Gallagos holds a handful of beads before the start of the Excalibur Mardi Gras parade February 17, 2006, in Metairie, Louisiana.

When Is Mardi Gras This Year?

When Is Mardi Gras in 2015?: Ruby Gallagos holds a handful of beads before the start of the Excalibur Mardi Gras parade February 17, 2006, in Metairie, Louisiana.

Ruby Gallagos holds a handful of beads before a Mardi Gras parade. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) - When is Mardi Gras 2014? about.com

When Is Mardi Gras This Year?

Ruby Gallagos holds a handful of beads before a Mardi Gras parade. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) - When is Mardi Gras 2014? about.com

You might not think it, but the four are inextricably intertwined

What have Mardi Gras, Rio Carnival and Ash Wednesday got in common?

You might not think it, but the four are inextricably intertwined

Find the meaning of Shrove Tuesday and learn about the history and traditions of the last day before Lent begins.

Why Is Fat Tuesday Also Known as Shrove Tuesday?

Find the meaning of Shrove Tuesday and learn about the history and traditions of the last day before Lent begins.

Why Is Fat Tuesday Also Known as Shrove Tuesday?

Why Is Fat Tuesday Also Known as Shrove Tuesday?

Find the meaning of Shrove Tuesday and learn about the history and traditions of the last day before Lent begins.

What is Shrove Tuesday? How is Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras related to Shrove Tuesday?

What is Shrove Tuesday? How is Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras related to Shrove Tuesday?

Swedish "semla" or Lent buns: a sweet bun, spiced with cardamom, where the top is cut off, you scrape out the insides of the bottom of the bun and stuff it with almond paste lost of whipped cream, and then the top is put back on and sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar.

The Swedish Semla or Lent Buns

Swedish "semla" or Lent buns: a sweet bun, spiced with cardamom, where the top is cut off, you scrape out the insides of the bottom of the bun and stuff it with almond paste lost of whipped cream, and then the top is put back on and sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar.

Paczki, or, Polish doughnuts, are eaten on Fat Thursday in Poland and Fat Tuesday in the United States. It's the last splurge before Lent begins.

Polish Pączki (Doughnuts)

Paczki, or, Polish doughnuts, are eaten on Fat Thursday in Poland and Fat Tuesday in the United States. It's the last splurge before Lent begins.

www.gotquestions.org  Mardi-Gras-Fat-Tuesday. What is the Origin of Fat Tuesday?

www.gotquestions.org Mardi-Gras-Fat-Tuesday. What is the Origin of Fat Tuesday?

What is Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras or Carnivale season refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Epiphany or Kings day and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring 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. The …

Mardi Gras Traditions

What is Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras or Carnivale season refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Epiphany or Kings day and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring 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. The …

Happy Pączki Day 02/12/2013!!!! |   Pączki Day is a Polish Celebration for Mardi Gras in the USA! | @about.com

Why Eating Pączki Is Like a Religious Experience

Happy Pączki Day 02/12/2013!!!! | Pączki Day is a Polish Celebration for Mardi Gras in the USA! | @about.com

Comment with what you think! @1_fit_chick_in_progress "February 5/16 / September 6/16 Another reminder: hopefully I won't have to remind you much longer... Any negative comments or saying is this real? Your still fat or this isn't possible.. You will be blocked!! happy Tuesday lovers! People know your name not your story. They've heard what you've done but not what you've been through. Each line wrinkle curve and even scar are Cherished and embraced because they remind me of my story my str

Comment with what you think! @1_fit_chick_in_progress "February 5/16 / September 6/16 Another reminder: hopefully I won't have to remind you much longer... Any negative comments or saying is this real? Your still fat or this isn't possible.. You will be blocked!! happy Tuesday lovers! People know your name not your story. They've heard what you've done but not what you've been through. Each line wrinkle curve and even scar are Cherished and embraced because they remind me of my story my str

Trend Tuesday // Fat Girl Crop Top   There are two things the below photos will show you - I desperately need to dye my hair and that I am wearing a crop top. I've seen a lot of individuals I admire on Instagram and other social media outlets wear crop tops. I mostly follow a lot of body positive and plus size fashion accounts because it is nice to be inspired by those that look like me. After seeing quite a few of these individuals wear crop tops I said 'you know what I have a body...I'm…

Trend Tuesday // Fat Girl Crop Top There are two things the below photos will show you - I desperately need to dye my hair and that I am wearing a crop top. I've seen a lot of individuals I admire on Instagram and other social media outlets wear crop tops. I mostly follow a lot of body positive and plus size fashion accounts because it is nice to be inspired by those that look like me. After seeing quite a few of these individuals wear crop tops I said 'you know what I have a body...I'm…

Show Fat Tuesday spirit with this beautiful hand painted Mardi Gras wine glass. Enjoying a glass of your favorite wine with friends and family. This item may be personalized, send me the recipients name on the note to seller section when you check out. Name placement will be on the foot of the glass.   A hand painted glass makes a great birthday, wedding, bachelorette, host (ess) or just because gift. If you want to order more than what is listed just send me a note before you make your…

Show Fat Tuesday spirit with this beautiful hand painted Mardi Gras wine glass. Enjoying a glass of your favorite wine with friends and family. This item may be personalized, send me the recipients name on the note to seller section when you check out. Name placement will be on the foot of the glass. A hand painted glass makes a great birthday, wedding, bachelorette, host (ess) or just because gift. If you want to order more than what is listed just send me a note before you make your…