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6 of the World's Most Deliciously Decadent Celebrations Before Lent

A week of pancakes and fistfights, a costumed gumbo crawl, and other ways to indulge in food and mayhem.

The days leading up to Lent are marked by merry mayhem and indulgence. Before the 40-day Christian season of penitence and fasting, many cultures double-down on sweets, carbs, and raucous behavior. Whether it’s elaborate town-wide food fights, a wild, costumed gumbo crawl, or kids spanking their parents to earn sweet buns, there are many ways to have one last decadent, and sometimes delicious, hurrah before Lent.