What year did mardi gras begin?

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Mardi Gras began at some point during the Middle Ages in Europe. Its roots may be traced to an ancient Roman festival in the first few centuries A.D. Mardi Gras was probably brought to America in 1699. You can find more information here: www.novareinna.com
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