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It's Ash Wednesday -- an important holy day of prayer and fasting for many Christians.
The season of Lent means Christians are fasting and giving up certain pleasures or vices. One Ohio man is taking a page from history.
The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with excited kids catching beads from atop ladders, revelers in fancy costumes walking through the French Quarter and Mardi Gras Indians wearing finely beaded costumes.
Green, gold and purple beads decorated the necks of more than 200 students at Saint Mary Catholic School in Wilmington for the annual Mardi Gras celebration.
It's Mardi Gras! Students at St. Mary Catholic School in Wilmington celebrated the last day before Lent with one of their most anticipated traditions.
Many Christians around the world being observance of Lent today.
With Fat Tuesday over, that means the beginning of Lent for Christians around the world. And it all starts today with Ash Wednesday.