Fat Tuesday

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  1. katiem2 profile image60
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    Okay today is fat Tuesday and the day those of us who honor lent eat fat, or pig out before we begin our 40 day fast.

    I look forward to this fast every year, its a great tradition.

    My question, for those of you who fast for lent what is the fat food you plan on eating before you fast for the next 40 days?

    Me, I don't know yet...

    1. WryLilt profile image92
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh lord. I'd die if I didn't eat for four days.

      1. katiem2 profile image60
        katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Its forty days and you sacrifice or give up certain foods you normally enjoy that will serve as a feeling of sacrifice during the time of lent, the 40 day period before Easter.

        I'm giving up all foods other than raw fruits and vegetables! 

        Great to hear from you WryLilt,

        1. WryLilt profile image92
          WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Exactly. I couldn't do that for a tenth of the time. Chocolate and fried food are an important food group!

          Bet you'll be healthy by the end of it!


  2. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    wow Katie, good for you! I thought this may be about donning our Mardi Gras masks and throwing on our beads and eating paczki's. smile


    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      THAT TOO!  cool

      Thanks smile

  3. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Fat Tuesday is number 8 on Yahoo search. smile

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      WOW  smile

  4. BRIAN SLATER profile image88
    BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years ago

    How do you decide which foods give up on.( are drinks included as well?) Beer and wine etc.

    Think I might manage a month on beer, wine and Fish n chips.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You pick something that would be a sacrifice for you to give up. 

      Oh did you have to say Fish n Chips, love em... hungry now! 

      Yea it's fat Tuesday I can eat some...

  5. RedElf profile image88
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    During Lent, the 40 days leading into Holy Week and Easter and a time of prayer and contemplation for many Christians, it is traditional to give up something for the duration of Lent, as a reminder of Jesus' sacrifice.

    Fat Tuesday is so called because often cooking oil, lard, butter, etc., (fat) was given up for Lent. The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday would be the day when a feast with cakes, and fried foods, etc., would be eaten to use up all the fat in the house (as katiemem pointed out).

    No-one was actually expected to fast for the 40 days and nights, but simply to give something up to commemorate that period.

    Nowadays, many choose to give up a favorite food or activity for Lent - anything will do as long as it is meaningful and something you will miss.

    Interestingly, the Sundays during this time are not counted as part of Lent - they are a kind of mini-holiday at the end of each week.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Very Well said!  :)cool:)

  6. Daniel Carter profile image79
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    The movie "Chocolate" addresses lent at a much deeper level. The character development and motives of each of the characters is quite fascinating.

    Fat Tuesday is all chocolate for me. smile

    Other than that, I don't pay much attention to lent.

  7. 2uesday profile image80
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    It is called Shrove Tuesday here. The tradition was to use up the foods that people gave up for Lent by making pancakes, which led to Shrove Tuesday also being called Pancake day. Less people give up things for Lent now but lots still eat pancakes on Pancake day Shrove Tuesday.

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Ah, I thought it was also known as Pancake day smile


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