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March is National "Equal Exchange" Banana Month

COPPER DOG 150

National Peanut Butter Lovers Day (RECIPES)

 

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Glide 'N Gorge

Mardi Gras "Community Thank You" Event

 

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MARDI GRAS

 

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Ash Wednesday

 

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International Women's Collaboration Brew Day

International Women's Day

 

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"Great Bear Chase" Ski Marathon

National Meatball Day (RECIPE)

FREE "HOP FORWARD" BEER SAMPLING

 

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Spring Ahead: Daylight Savings Time Begins

 

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MTU Huskies 1975 NCAA Hockey Championship

 

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Pi Day and Albert Einstein's Birthday

 

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The Ides of March

 

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Saint Urho's Day Celebrations

 

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

2019 NCAA College Basketball MARCH MADNESS: Selection Sunday

 

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Spring Equinox

 

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National Chip & Dip Day [Basic Nacho Cheese Recipe]

National Puppy Day

 

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NCAA D-1 Frozen Four Selection Show

 

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March 5, 2019

MARDI GRAS

Mardi Gras (also called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday in English) refers to the events of Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

Related popular practices are associated with Shrovetide celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. In countries such as the United Kingdom, Mardi Gras is also known as Shrove Tuesday, which is derived from the word shrive, meaning "confess."

The festival season varies from city to city, as some traditions, such as the one in New Orleans, Louisiana, consider Mardi Gras to stretch the entire period from Twelfth Night (the last night of Christmas which begins Epiphany) to Ash Wednesday. Others treat the final three-day period before Ash Wednesday as the Mardi Gras. In Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras-associated social events begin in November, followed by mystic society balls on Thanksgiving, then New Year's Eve, followed by parades and balls in January and February, celebrating up to midnight before Ash Wednesday. In earlier times, parades were held on New Year's Day. Other cities famous for Mardi Gras celebrations include Rio de Janeiro; Barranquilla, Colombia; George Town, Cayman Islands; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; and Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Carnival is an important celebration in Anglican and Catholic European nations. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the week before Ash Wednesday is called "Shrovetide", ending on Shrove Tuesday. It has its popular celebratory aspects, as well. Pancakes are a traditional food. Pancakes and related fried breads or pastries made with sugar, fat, and eggs are also traditionally consumed at this time in many parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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