Video: Mardi Gras in Europe

It’s Mardi Gras! In this clip from my public television special Rick Steves’ European Easter, we visit Switzerland and Slovenia to join local celebrations of Fat Tuesday.

As Lent begins tomorrow, Europe enters a period of 40 days and 40 nights of austerity and thoughtful contemplation. But we’ll be back with more clips from our Easter special, starting on Palm Sunday. (In the meantime, you can check your local public television listings for our full-length Easter special — or watch it anytime at Stay tuned.