Mardi Gras

In an effort to get on track and celebrate minor holidays (#17 on my 19 for 2019) I’ve had this day on my radar for the last few weeks. Of the minor holidays, I’d consider it very minor, but it was still important to me. Pancake Day is a nice memory from my childhood (I just republished this post from six years ago) and I also enjoy the experience of Lent which begins tomorrow.

From Wikipedia:

Lent is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, and self-denial

I know it sounds crazy, but I like the exercise in self-denial and abstention. As a last hurrah, I also like the… well, I like the last hurrah. So, yes, we dined on breakfast for dinner pancakes tonight and then tomorrow we’ll get started on our Lent-related endeavours.

Is actually really wanted to have a pancake party this year and I regret not following through with that. Now I’m going to stock up on Mardi Gras masks and start preparing my plans for next year. Save the date on February 25th, 2020!

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