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IHOP Free Pancake Day 2012 Tuesday Amidst Dispute Over National Pancake Day

Since 2006, The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) celebrates National Pancake Day by offering free pancakes and they'll be continuing the tradition from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m Tuesday. In return for a short stack of Buttermilk pancakes, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities.

Mardi Gras 2012: Orpheus Parade, New Orleans [SLIDESHOW]

Celebrations for Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, took off early Monday with the annual Orpheus Parade through New Orleans' French Quarter. The spectacle is filled with colorful costumes, imaginative floats and magical performances. Singer Cyndi Lauper, along with former Poison frontman Bret Michaels, presided over this year's parade as celebrity monarchs.

Mardi Gras 2012: Orpheus Parade, New Orleans [NSFW SLIDESHOW]

Celebrations for Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, took off early Monday with the annual Orpheus Parade through New Orleans' French Quarter. The spectacle is filled with colorful costumes, imaginative floats and magical performances. Singer Cyndi Lauper, along with former Poison frontman Bret Michaels, presided over this year's parade as celebrity monarchs.

Where is Mardi Gras 2012: What to Know About Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

Happy Mardi Gas! It’s that time of year again. After the sweet tooth indulgence of Valentine’s Day and before Lent’s fasting period, celebratory parades full of colorful beads, authentic food and ethnic music are held. If you’re wondering where today’s parties and festivities are taking place, here’s a quick rundown.

Rose Monday: German Carnival Mocks Politicians With Satirical Parade Floats [PHOTOS]

Rosenmontag, known as Rose Monday, is one of the highlights of the German Karneval. Similar to Mardi Gras, it is celebrated on the Monday before Ash Wednesday to mark the beginning of Lent in Germany. In the Rose Monday parade in Düsseldorf this year, many of the floats were meant to mock politicians while sending a political message to the crowd. Take a look at some of the most satirical parade floats in celebration of Rose Monday.

Mardi Gras 2012: What To Know About Carnival History and Traditions

It's almost Mardi Gras 2012, and people around the world are preparing for the carnival season that comes before Lent. But how did Mardi Gras get started? What does its name mean? How did it take root in New Orleans, and how is it celebrated around the world? Here are five things to know about Mardi Gras history and in traditions, from how the holiday is celebrated worldwide to why some believe the carnival's roots lie in ancient Rome.

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