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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 ... In the Czech Republic it is a folk tradition to celebrate Mardi Gras, which is called Masopust (meat-fa...

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.

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. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

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

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Feb 12, 2013 ... As Mardi Gras bacchanalia break out in New Orleans and elsewhere, get the facts about this raucous affair.

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

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Mar 2, 2014 ... This year's Mardi Gras, a festival marked by an endless cyclone of feathers, costumes, beads and booze that whips through city streets all over ...

What is Fat Tuesday? The History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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Feb 21, 2012 ... For most, Fat Tuesday conjures images of beads, beer, and the Big Easy, but the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans begins in Roman ...

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

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Learn about the history of Mardi Gras and how it got its beginnings. Discover the lore and mystery of this New Orleans festive event.

The Traditions Of Mardi Gras

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The history of a Mardi Gras celebration existed many years before Europeans came to the New World. Some time in the Second Century, during mid-February ...

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

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Mardi Gras. Two little words with an infinitely large explanation. For different people it's different things—an event, an idea, a day, a way of life, piece of history , ...