You talking about Shrove Tuesday.....or Pancake Tuesday?It doesn't mean much to me...as..I am not a religious person....You?Enjoy your Friday Ivy....Cheers!Linda :o)
I associate Mardi Gras with craziness, funky bead necklaces, and that pastry with the purple and green sugar sprinkled on top. I don't remember what it's called, but it sure is good!
It means nothing to me. Never celebrated it. Probably never will.
To me it means . . . time for blueberry pancakes!
It is the last day before the season of Lent, a season traditionally associated with fasting. "Mardi Gras" is just "Fat Tuesday" in French. The idea is you eat lots of fairly unhealthy food while you still can before the fasting kicks in.
I thought it involved a bunch of drunks in New Orleans.
Well, I am Catholic but don't practice as faithfully as I should beyond attending church every 3 weeks or so. So I tend to forget these holidays sometimes.
Beads and parades..and if you're in New Orleans, bare boobs.
If you're a Catholic, it means more. It's not particularly emphasized in most Protestant churches. We would only take note of it because Mom would always make pancakes on Pancake Tuesday.
All I know is that you had me at pancakes...
I thought of Fat Tuesday as a last chance to eat some of the goodies one would be giving up for Lent. But I don't ever remember eating pancakes to celebrate. (My loss! I LOVE to eat breakfast foods for dinner.)Happy weekend!
I saw a lot of pancake photos this week on blogs/twitter/etc. Encouraged me to eat some pancakes (but I don't need much encouragement for that).
Is it a holiday? I just know today was the birth of the greatest human ever. Or not.
Saw a King's Cake in the grocery store yesterday. It's the only time of the year I eat donuts.
Raised Polish Catholic, we didn't have pancake Tuesday.It was just another day. We always went to Church on Ash Wednesday. Our month of fasting was really just eating simply and no extras. Easter was our real Holiday. Breads were baked and a Ham, butter in the shape of a lamb, hard boiled egg salt and pepper. A piece of everything was put in a basket and we walked to church and had the food blessed for Easter Dinner. I was little and I remember walking with my Mum.cheers, parsnip
Unless you got some beads to throw, I don't think Mardi Gras means much
We call it Pancake Tuesday, and my daughter made us crepes on that day. So delicious.
Thank you Boogerbutts. I enjoy reading your Friday Question answers. Happy Weekend and Boogie Boogie :-)