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Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras)

13 February

Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras)

What is Fat Tuesday?  Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras in French, is the festive culmination of Carnival season, celebrated on the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent in the Christian calendar.

Rooted in traditions that date back centuries, Fat Tuesday is a day of indulgence, revelry, and feasting before the period of fasting and penance during Lent.

In various cultures, Fat Tuesday is a time for communities to come together, enjoy rich and decadent foods, and embrace the spirit of merriment and excess before the more reflective and disciplined season of Lent begins. It’s a joyous occasion that signifies the last hurrah before the solemnity of the Easter season.


13 February
About Eureka Springs Mardi Gras

Eureka Springs Mardi Gras is put on by the various Mardi Gras Krewes of Eureka Springs. A Krewe is a group or organization that hosts a Mardi Gras ball, rides on a parade float and/or participates in social events throughout the year; Krewes are plentiful in Louisiana; in Eureka Springs the Krewes are unique.

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