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Thread #127250   Message #3109436
Posted By: open mike
08-Mar-11 - 03:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: Shrove Tuesday/ Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Subject: RE: BS: Shrove Tuesday/ Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras
The terms "Mardi Gras" (pronounced /ˈmɑrdiɡrɑː/), "Mardi Gras season", and "Carnival season",in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" (in ethnic Englis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mardi_Gras
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday
            http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Food/Stir-It-Up/2011/0307/Mardi-Gras-food-Fastnachts-doughnuts-for-Shrove-Tuesday
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasnacht_%28pastry%29

            On Pancake Day, pancake races are held in villages and towns across the United Kingdom.

            In Finland and Sweden, the day is associated with the almond paste-filled semla pastry. You can find a recipe here: (in Swedish!)
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semla
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_cake