Fat Tuesday

Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday. That’s the day before the start of Lent, a period that Christians are supposed to spend purifying themselves for Easter. Of course more people these days seem to know Fat Tuesday as the final day of Mardi Gras. This follows the same trend that Halloween has used to overshadow All Saints Day. Let’s face it, parties are more popular than somber reflection.

Or to put it another way, a lot of Christian holy days seem like their real purpose is to give us an excuse to sit quietly while we nurse our hangovers.

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