Happy Fat Tuesday! This is your last day getting ready for Lent, so let's make it a good day! What are your plans for this Tuesday?

The Mardi Gras celebration will take place today in New Orleans below sea level, as well as more than 8,000 feet above Snowmas Village.

For Braden Gastineau, owner and executive chef of Gastineau's The Roaring Cajun, Fat Tude, and especially the days before, meant more seafood gumbo, frog leg cascade, crayfish monica, turtle soup and king cake delivery to his customers - many more. With a southern accent - up and down the roaring fork across the valley and west slope.

However, celebrating Mardi Gras in the summer did not "stick," Anderson wrote in his book. Although Fat Tuesday dates change every year, it never lands in the summer. Instead, Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) always occurs 47 days before Easter.

Mardi Gras, especially Fat Tuesday, has been celebrated every year in Snowmas Village for four decades.