Sundays are very special at
the Limerick Milk Market. It starts slowly at 10am with meditation with Mary in the
gallery. At 11am there is a beautiful yoga class with Vanessa on the mezzanine then
at 12 there is kids yoga in the gallery and Tai Chi/Qi Gung with Nadine also on the
All classes are open to everyone and cost 5€ each. While all
this fun is happening, there is a great market where you can eat, buy
crafts art and chill out.
"Mardi Gras" is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last day of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. In the english speaking world "Mardi Gras" is known as Pancake Tuesday or sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday, from the word shrive, meaning "confess".
"Mardi Gras" is exactly 47 days before Easter Sunday, a moveable feast based on cycles of the moon. The date can be 3 February or 9 March or anything between.
Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a
way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the
fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. The liturgical fasting
emphasized eating plainer food and refraining from food that would give
pleasure: In many cultures, this means no meat, dairy, or eggs.
Mardi Gras will occur on these dates in coming years :