Tag Archives: Lent

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Is Mardi Gras?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Is Mardi Gras?

The lead-up to Lent goes by many names, but the most popular is probably “Mardi Gras”, with its festive celebrations made famous in New Orleans, LA, & Mobile, AL. They’re known for their food, parades, and general rabble-rousing. But what exactly is Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday”, celebrates the day…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Is Fish Allowed During Lent?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Is Fish Allowed During Lent?

Each spring, Catholics observe Lent by skipping steak in favor of fish sticks & swapping a Big Macs for a Filet-O-Fish. But, why is that? One legend says a medieval pope with connections to Europe’s fishing business banned red meat on Fridays centuries ago, to boost his pals’ industry. While that story’s not true, Sunday…Read More