Looking for an excuse to party on a Tuesday?! Well, today is Mardi Gras, aka Fat Tuesday so go right ahead! Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday (tomorrow). If you’re giving up anything for Lent, enjoy it today while you can! More about Mardi Gras here.