It’s the first day of the season of Lent, a 40-day period when Christians prepare for Easter through fasting, repentance and prayer.
Cajun cuisine, strong cocktails (and of course beads) make for a Mardi Gras celebration to remember. Fat Tuesday is kicking off a seasonal celebration — party at one of these NYC bars and restaurants hosting wild, New Orleans-style events.
Ash Wednesday is the day when many Christians begin a 40-day period in preparation for Easter. Cardinal Timothy Dolan is also preparing — to travel to Rome, following the historic resignation of the pope.
Bring Bourbon Street to the Big Apple by booking your Mardi Gras dinner at one of these five venues, serving up everything from collard greens to jambalaya.
Newly appointed Cardinal Timothy Dolan got right back to it on Wednesday, celebrating his first Mass in New York since returning from the Vatican.
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lent – the 40 days of prayer observed by Christians.