Welcome Fat Tuesday !!!

fattuesdayMardi Gras, meaning “Fat Tuesday” in French, has its origins in medieval Europe. What became a legal holiday in Louisiana in 1875 was once a Christian holiday with roots in ancient Rome.

What became known as the Carnival season was a kick-off to Lent, a sort of last hurrah before 40 days of penance sandwiched between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. Eventually, the celebration spread from Rome across Europe to the colonies of the New World.

Five popular Mardi Gras traditions:

  • Wearing of Masks
  • The Flambeaux Tradition
  • The Throwing of Beads
  • Rex, The King of Carnival
  • Handing Out Zulu Coconuts

Mardi Gras, literally “Fat Tuesday,” brings out more than just tradition and New Orleans, for many of us Fat Tuesday is the day to indulge in a Paczki!! For one day, Paczki brings to us the Polish Tradition of Fat Tuesday!!  The last day to indulge before Lent, Paczki are made and eaten into the thousands on this day! From Prune, Lemon, Blueberry, crème filled, dusted with powder sugar and more Paczki Day is TODAY!!!

Step out and find a bakery near you and grab a yummy Paczki and treat yourself today!!  Once a year Paczki and Fat Tuesday come alive!!!

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