Fat Tues / Ash Wed


Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday’s date changes every year and this year it falls on Tuesday, March 1st. The reason the date changes is because Easter Sunday is never on the same Sunday each year. Fat Tuesday is the day where people from all around the world eat all of their “forbidden” food before they begin their fasting for lent. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts six weeks that lead up to Easter. During this time Christians and other people who choose to participate give up something of their choices such as meat, alcohol, or any other “luxury” item. Aside from that Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday’s main focus is the Christian’s heart on repentance and prayer, usually by personal or communal confession. People go to Mass, listen to the Priest and have moments of silence where you can confess sins and pray, afterwards you’re invited to receive the ashes on your forehead. You receive a cross on your forehead, the ash significates both death and repentance.