Tuesday — second workday of the week. Just another day, neither dreaded nor especially welcomed. Except for today.
Will you go to a pancake supper?
Participate in a parade?
Party until midnight? But not a minute later.
Parades, beads, and music have puncuated the air for the last couple of weeks. Tonight is the big finish. Shrove Tuesday. Fat Tuesday.
Mardi Gras. New Orleans is the first place that comes to mind. It’s not the only city that celebrates. Any place along the Gulf coast is in party mode. Plus St. Louis and other pockets of partygoers in the United States.
Rio! Munich! A worldwide celebration on Tuesday? It’s usually a humble day.
Yes! Party today.
Confess your sin tomorrow on Ash Wednesday.