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Thread #127250   Message #2841495
Posted By: Lox
16-Feb-10 - 07:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shrove Tuesday/ Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Subject: RE: BS: Shrove Tuesday/ Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Nothing illustrates the difference between Brit culture and Latin culture so well as thee way we all celebrate the day before Ash wednesday.


In Brazil, they have a 4 day party "farewell to the flesh" they say (carne val) and they indulge themselves with Gay ... and straight ... abandon. Fabulous costumes, samba bands, food, wine, etc etc



In England, we eat some pancakes ... with Lemon AND sugar!!!!!!



Funnily enough though, I'm glad we do. :-)