Purim is 5 weeks/35 days before Passover. Fat Tuesday is 40 days (imperfect, not a full 6 weeks, but very very close) before Easter.....seems to be a link there.....not a direct one, on the surface, but if you dig deeper, yeah. Looks like Mardi Gras is a contamination of Purim.
Interesting....I knew that Easter was a contamination of Passover, and Christmess a contamination of Hanukkah, but I'd never sat down and compared Purim before.
Everybody is out launching rockets (again - we started this last night. After almost burying a rocket in my roof, we quit for the night. It's too cold for ME to be out there - my wrist is aching - but they're out having fun. :giggle:), then they'll come inside and build more. Fun times!
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