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The purpose of Mardi Gras is to partake of food, drink and fun before the beginning of fasting for the Catholic holiday Lent.

Mardi Gras - Wikipedia

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Mardi Gras also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to events of the ... Other cities famous for Mardi Gras celebrations include Rio de Janeiro; Barranquilla, Colombia; ... maj...

Mardi Gras History | Mardi Gras New Orleans

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Learn about the origins of Mardi Gras, which can be traced back to medieval Europe. ... By the 1730s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly in New Orleans, but not ...

9 Things You May Not Know About Mardi Gras - History in the ...

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Feb 12, 2013 ... Mardi Gras and Carnival are the same celebration. Though ... New Orleans did not host the first North American Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is ...

Mardi Gras - Holidays - HISTORY.com

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Find out more about the history of Mardi Gras, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. ... Also known as Carnival, it is celebrated in many countries around the world–mainly those with large ... Did You Know?

Mardi Gras History And Facts: The Real Meaning Behind These 5 ...

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Mar 2, 2014 ... During early Mardi Gras celebrations hundreds of years ago, masks ... is legal for all Mardi Gras attendees – although many storeowners will ...

Mardi Gras - ReligionFacts

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Jan 10, 2005 ... In Christianity, Mardi Gras (French for "Fat Tuesday" and also known as ... Today, the celebration of Mardi Gras/carnival has very little to do with ...

Top 10 Things to Know About Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Louisiana ...

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Guide to understanding Mardi Gras traditions, culture, parades in New ... Here you will find 10 things to know about Mardi Gras to make your Carnival the best! ... Mardi Gras is also celebrated all over the world including many locations in ...

Mardi Gras History | Origins, Mystery and Lore - New Orleans

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Learn about the history of Mardi Gras and how it got its beginnings. ... The revels began (where so many revels did) in ancient Rome. ... The Epiphany, the visit of the three kings to the Christ Child, was then celebrated on January 6, the twelfth ...

The Traditions Of Mardi Gras

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The history of a Mardi Gras celebration existed many years before .... Easter always falls on a Sunday, but it can be any Sunday from March 23 through April 25, ...