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Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is a time for feasting before the fasting of Lent begins the next day with Ash Wednesday.

Eastern European Shrove Tuesday Recipes
Eastern European Shrove Tuesday dessert recipes.

Hungarian Carnival - Farsang
This is how Hungarians celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

Slovenian Shrove Tuesday - Kurentovanje
How Slovenians celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

Croatian Carnival - Maskare
This is how Croatians celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

Lithuanian Shrove Tuesday Celebrations - Uzgavenes
This is how Lithuanians celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

How Mardi Gras Is Celebrated in Eastern Europe
How Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Carnival is celebrated in Eastern Europe.

Russian Mardi Gras Celebrations - Maslenitsa
Maslenitsa is how Russians celebrate Carnival and Shrove Tuesday.

Czech Shrove Tuesday - Masopust
This is how Czechs celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

Polish Fat Tuesday - Paczki Day
Paczki Day is the Polish celebration of Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, the last chance to indulge before the fasting days of Lent. Paczki or fried bismarck-like cakes are eaten as a splurge.

Paczki Recipe #1
Paczki, bismarck-like fried cakes are served by Poles on Paczki Day, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday.

Paczki Recipe #2
This recipe for paczki uses whole eggs and no brandy.

How to Make Paczki Video
This video shows how easy it is to make paczki at home.

Baked Paczki Recipe
This is a baked paczki recipe for Polish bismarcks, also known as doughnuts, which are eaten on Fat Tuesday in America and on Fat Thursday in Poland.

How Carnival Is Celebrated in Poland
Carnival begins on Twelfth Night in Eastern Europe and is marked by a period of revelry, parties and merrymaking culminating in balls on Fat Thursday and Fat Tuesday before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

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