Fat Tuesday in the Capital City

By: Bonney Bowman Email
By: Bonney Bowman Email

If you've blown your diet today, don't feel too bad. It's all in the tradition of Fat Tuesday.

Historically, Fat Tuesday was a day when Catholics ate more than usual in preparation for Ash Wednesday and fasting for Lent.

But today the celebration is tied more to Mardi Gras.

Many see it as a chance to eat Cajun food and enjoy some cocktails, but it's not just fun for partiers.

Lincoln Racquet Club held Burn the Fat Tuesday.

Anyone who worked out for two hours or more got some beads - a much more wholesome way of earning them than what you sometimes see on Bourbon Street.


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