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  1. What the month of February is known forRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    ... n was born on Feb. 22. There are usually sales surrounding Presidents' Day. Shrove Tuesday is on Feb. 17, and Ash Wednesday is on Feb. 18, 2015, and Lent is from Wednesday, Feb. 18 and ends on Thursday, April 2, 2015, leading up to Easter on April 5.

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  2. Mardi Gras 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    ... south east Texas. Fat Tuesday is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. I believe the small town parades are without competition the best by far with the horse drawn buggies and ...

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  3. Dates on a calendar, or days to be celebrated?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Wave

    ... the day. Then there's Valentine's Day in February, closely aligned with the pairing of Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday. I always feel bad when Ash Wednesday comes before Valentine's Day. How exactly do you celebrate love when you're supposed to be ...

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  4. Fasnacht set in HelvetiaRead the original story

    Thursday | The Inter-Mountain

    ... a time of celebration before the beginning of Lent. In Switzerland it is held on "Fat Tuesday" the day before "Ash Wednesday," however in Helvetia we traditionally hold our festivities on the Saturday prior to "Ash Wednesday." The Helvetia ...

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  5. For a short month, February is action-packedRead the original story

    Thursday | Cape Breton Post

    ... and her contribution to Black Rights in Nova Scotia is considerable. Two more important days in February are Ash Wednesday on the 18th and Chinese New Year on the 19th. The beginning of the Lenten season is practised by many religions and people ...

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  6. A Baker's Dozen Map Of Where To Get Your Paczki FixRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Eater

    Thanks to the large Polish community in Chicago, paczki , those deep-fried spheres stuffed with a wide variety of fillings , are a classic Chicago treat that are ubiquitous this time of year. Paczki are a traditional Fat Tuesday treat, arriving ahead of Ash Wednesday's ushering in of the religious period of Lent.

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  7. Exeter Hose Company potato pancake sale starts Feb. 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Times Leader

    Starting on Feb. 18, Ash Wednesday, Exeter Hose Company No. 1 will be conducting its annual Lenten food sale.

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  8. Considerations for this LentRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | ELCA.org

    As winter drags on into another month, the church season of Lent at this time appropriately ushers in a period of self-examination, often through prayer, penance, fasting and the like. These ancient practices have seen additions over the years, with some faithful moving from pious acts of self-denial to those more overtly "giving" in nature, such as additional volunteer activity during the period that stretches from Ash Wednesday on Feb. 18 to Easter on April 5. Let me suggest two other possibilities or additions.

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  9. A Christian midlife crisis ... also known as LentRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | ELCA.org

    ... that last throb will come. Perhaps it is time for a midlife crisis. Perhaps the time is now. When I kneel on Ash Wednesday for that mark of mortality, I do so with a throbbing heart. It gives thanks for life. It gives thanks for the lives of those I ...

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  10. Give up your indifference for Lent this year, Pope urgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Examiner.com

    ... be patient. "Make your hearts firm, for the coming of the Lord is at hand," the apostle wrote. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which this year falls on February 18th. The Pope warned that our indifference to the problems of others has taken on a ...

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  11. A visit to Naples, Pompeii on Pope Francis' slate for MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | DFW Catholic

    ... he will celebrate Mass with the newly-created cardinals in the basilica at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, marks Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Pope Francis will celebrate the day with a 4:30 p.m. penitential procession from the Roman Basilica ...

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  12. 'No to globalisation of indifference'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | ANSA.it

    ... Tuesday. Lent, the period of fasting and penitence before Christianity's greatest feast, Easter, begins on Ash Wednesday which falls this year on 18 February. Returning to a theme that has marked his papacy, Francis said the "globalization of ...

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  13. Wondering what to give up for Lent? Try indifference, Pope saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | DFW Catholic

    ... James Chapter 5 verse 8, was given as a precursor for the start of the Church's Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18. Lent, he said, is a time of grace in which we encounter the love of the Lord, who first served us through his life ...

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  14. Mobile Mardi Gras 101: A primer on all things CarnivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Alabama Live

    New to Mobile and to Mardi Gras? Here is a primer on all things Carnival, including the origins of the event, advice on parade strategies and what to wear to a Mardi Gras ball. What is Mardi Gras, and why isn't it celebrated on a weekend? Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday," is the final day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, the season of preparation before the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

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  15. United Church of Christ to Celebrate 'Fat Tuesday'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Menifee 24/7

    Menifee United Church of Christ will celebrate Fat Tuesday -- known in New Orleans and elsewhere as Mardi Gras -- by giving away free doughnuts in the parking lot of the church on Feb. 17. "Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras is the day before Ash Wednesday," said Senior Minister Bill Freeman. "Fat Tuesday is when you're supposed to get rid of all your fatty foods to prepare for prayer, fasting, repentance, and reflection during the more than six weeks of Lent, leading up to Easter Sunday."

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  16. Red Bank: Brothers Reopening DelayedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Red Bank Green

    ... Ventre said he's concerned that the delay will cut into his Friday-night business during Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18. "It's heartbreaking, but what am I going to do?" he said. "It's not the worst thing in the world," he added, ...

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  17. Lenten Devotional App to Be Made AvailableRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Patch.com

    ... time." It is named because of the time of year it happens. Like advent, it is a time of preparation. It begins Ash Wednesday and lasts 40 day (Sundays excluded) leading up to Easter. Many Christians choose to give something up for Lent. Some give up ...

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  18. Letter: Let's show terrorists we not godlessRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... world. He suffered on the cross, but our Father raised him up in the end. Lent begins for some Christians on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18 - the 40 days when we take up our cross with Jesus and practice self control, fasting from TV, food and bad habits. ...

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  19. Church of the Ascension presents Mardi Gras Party Feb. 7Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Daily Tribune News

    ... "The roots of Mardi Gras lie in the Christian calendar as the 'last indulgence' before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. In Christian History, 'Mardi Gras' is literally French for 'Fat Tuesday' and also known as 'Carnival' (which comes from the Latin ...

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  20. The North America Office of Duesseldorf Tourism and Duesseldorf...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | PRWeb

    ... balls take place during the season, also called Fools' season, which kicks off on November 11 and ends on Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent: February 18, 2014). The season culminates on Rose Monday. The city has no fewer than 60 Carnival clubs, ...

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