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It’s Fat Tuesday! Toilet Plungers, Stilettos Flying Off Mardi Gras Floats

cbs4.com Tuesday, 13 February 2018
It’s Fat Tuesday! Toilet Plungers, Stilettos Flying Off Mardi Gras FloatsFor Mardi Gras celebrants in New Orleans and its sister cities - it all comes down to today.
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News video: Lard-Fried Doughnuts Called Fasnachts Are A Beloved Fat Tuesday Tradition

▶ Lard-Fried Doughnuts Called Fasnachts Are A Beloved Fat Tuesday Tradition 01:22

These lard-fried doughnuts are a Fat Tuesday staple. Fasnachts were made as a way for women to use up all the lard in the house before lent. They come from German and Pennsylvania Dutch culture and families would empty their cabinets of lard, sugar, and butter to make them. Then =, they would splurge...

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