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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 Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the ...

Mardi Gras History | Mardi Gras New Orleans

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By the 1730s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly in New Orleans, but not with the parades we know today. In the early 1740s, Louisiana's governor, the Marquis ...

Mardi Gras - Holidays - HISTORY.com

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Find out more about the history of Mardi Gras, including videos, interesting articles, ... Also known as Carnival, it is celebrated in many countries around the ...

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

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Feb 12, 2013 ... Though Mardi Gras technically refers only to Fat Tuesday, the Mardi Gras season actually begins on Epiphany, a Christian holiday celebrated ...

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

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Mar 2, 2014 ... Masks are an integral part of Mardi Gras culture. During early Mardi Gras celebrations hundreds of years ago, masks were a way for their ...

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 Orleans, ... 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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But six men from Mobile, where Mardi Gras celebrations had been held as early as 1708 and parades since 1831, stepped in. Together with thirteen New ...

The Traditions Of Mardi Gras

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The history of a Mardi Gras celebration existed many years before Europeans ... Since that day was the very one on which Mardi Gras was being celebrated in ...

What is Mardi Gras? Should Christians celebrate Mardi Gras ...

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Mar 4, 2014 ... The idea behind Mardi Gras or carnival celebrations is that people overindulge before giving up something for Lent, which begins the following ...