Fat Tuesday

The North Side Skull & Bones Gang rises before dawn, costumed as skeletons, to wake people up on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
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AP News
February 25, 2020 - 12:32 pm
Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats took to the streets as Carnival season reached its peak, their celebration tinged with grief after two paradegoers in New Orleans were hit and killed by floats in the run-up to Fat Tuesday. Read more here.
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Fastnachts at Haegele's Bakery in Mayfair
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
March 05, 2019 - 9:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — To celebrate Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent on the Christian calendar, many people flocked to a Northeast Philadelphia bakery for some traditional sweet treats. It's typical on Fat Tuesday for the line to be out the door at Haegele's Bakery in Mayfair...
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