ITS MARDI GRAS TIME!
That special time of year in Mobile, Al where kids across the county get a week off from school!
Just kidding! (But seriously they get out for school)
Mardi Gras is a festival that happens all around the world every year to celebrate the coming of Lent. Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” in french. On the last day of Mardi Gras, which is Fat Tuesday, everyone prepares for Lent. Lent is a Christian Holiday that occurs every year 47 days before another Christian holiday called Easter. The night of Fat Tuesday people would celebrate the coming of Lent by indulging in all the fatty foods they could. Snacks of all variety and other unhealthy foods are thrown during the parades (As seen above in the mesh bag) that happen all the way up until Lent.
On Ash Wednesday Lent begins. Lent is a time where you fast from all unhealthy foods and practices that we include in our lifestyle. Some people like to fast from unhealthy foods while some people fast from material things such as social media or their electronics.
Lent occurs approximately 6 weeks or 46 days before Easter. Jesus Christ fasted for 40 days while in the desert, where he was constantly tempted by Satan. So it is also appropriate for Christians to fast for 40 days and leaving Sundays to feast as Sunday was recognized as the day of Christ’s Resurrection.