Celebrating Mardi Gras!

March 08 2019
Did you know Fat Tuesday is more commonly known as Mardi Gras, which is simply Fat Tuesday in French? ... Among the English-speaking peoples of Great Britain and her colonies, Fat Tuesday is often known as Pancake Day, because they used up their dairy and eggs by making pancakes and similar pastries. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, 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. Everyone enjoyed a very fun and festive Fat Tuesday with our staff and residents. Chef Dan prepared a wonderful lunch of shrimp, salmon, grits and his special hurricane punch. Directors and staff paraded through the dining room handing out masks and beads while residents enjoyed their meal. Making memories such as these for our residents is what we really enjoy doing here at Fremont Hills. It was indeed a Happy Fat Tuesday!