Mardi Gras season actually begins with the Feast of the Epiphany.
Some other Mardi Gras events and trivia for you:
— Mercy Health System (@MercyHealthPHL) February 13, 2018
At a Feb. 10 pre-Lenten retreat for Catholic women in Tempe, 256 people showed up more than doubling last year’s event debut attendance of 98 people. Four of them from last year’s retreat are now in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program!
“Shrove Tuesday is the last day of 'Shrovetide,' the week preceding the beginning of Lent…Shrovetide was the time to cast off things of the flesh and to prepare spiritually for Lent." #Pancakes are eaten to use up ingredients before Lent! #catholic #mardigras #shrovetuesday pic.twitter.com/Ur3UzSbBtr
— CatholicServiceCorps (@CSCBpt) February 13, 2018