For John, BLUF: Doughnut (Donut) Tuesday is today.
To quote Wikipedia:
Immigrants have brought various doughnut varieties to the United States. To celebrate Fat Tuesday in eastern Pennsylvania, churches sell a potato starch doughnut called a Fastnacht (or Fasnacht). The treats are so popular there that Fat Tuesday is often called Fastnacht Day.
Not to be confused with Fasching, which is now ending.
I hope each of you have a reflective Lent and find something to give up, or something positive to do as your act of mortification.
Regards — Cliff