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February 2018

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February, the month where people world-wide spend the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday in celebration.  Depending on the country it can be referred to as Shrove Tuesday (which is derived from the word shrive, meaning "confess"), Pancake Day, Mardi Gras (which means Fat Tuesday in French), or Carnivale (this is the most famous Brazilian holiday).  The traditional start of the carnival season in Germany starts November 11 at 11:11 AM.

Fat Tuesday reflects the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, the idea that since many people begin a Fast on Ash Wednesday, the Tuesday before you can use up all the fattening food in your house.  The fattening ingredients that most people had in their houses

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