Sarah Poole/News Lanning’s Foods will be selling Polish paczki pastries throughout Mardi Gras and the Lenten season.

MOUNT VERNON — Fat Tuesday, or in French, Mardi Gras, is the day before Ash Wednesday. On this day, Christians around the world partake in a feast of sweet treats and savory dinners before the Lenten season begins the following day. Due to the fact that Lent requires fasting and abstinence of meat products on certain days, Mardi Gras is the last day for many to feast, until Easter.

Fat Tuesday traditions vary from country to country, but here in America, the term “Mardi Gras” evokes images of Creole/Cajun foods and traditional New Orleans parades, dating back to the mid-1800s, started by the French Catholics who settled in Louisiana.

 

Sarah Poole: 740-397-5333 or spoole@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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