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Miles from Louisiana, people are still celebrating Fat Tuesday across the Wabash Valley

It's Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras. The party is typical in places like New Orleans, Louisiana, but that isn't stopping people in the Wabash Valley from celebrating with some Cajun cuisine.

Posted: Mar. 5, 2019 6:08 PM

TERRE HAUTE Ind. (WTHI)- It's Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras!

It's the last day for people to enjoy sweets, meat and more before Lent.

The party is typical in areas like New Orleans, Louisiana, but some are celebrating even right here in Terre Haute!

News 10 stopped by Sonka's in downtown Terre Haute.

There was a crowd at lunchtime for the celebration.

The restaurant had classic Cajun cuisine for people to enjoy.

Folks said they enjoy being able to come out and celebrate even though they are miles from Louisiana.

"I got to go to Mardi Gras parades. Got to try all the different foods. Fell in love with all the cooking down there and anytime anybody tries to celebrate around here, I like to come out and get a taste of the good food," said Debbie Gonthier.

Fat Tuesday is celebrated every year before Ash Wednesday.

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