Happy Fat Tuesday – Mardi Gras

 

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When you hear “Mardi Gras” or  Fat Tuesday, you immediately think New Orleans. Right?  But for this native Alabamian, I think, Mobile,  Alabama.  Why, because Mobile’s Carnival celebration began in 1703; 15 years before New Orleans was even founded. It began as a French Catholic celebration beginning on or after Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday or Fat Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday).

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