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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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They held a small celebration and dubbed the spot Point du Mardi Gras. In the decades that followed, New Orleans and other French settlements began marking ...

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Feb 12, 2013 ... As Mardi Gras bacchanalia break out in New Orleans and elsewhere, get the facts about ... Mardi Gras and Carnival are the same celebration.

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Mar 4, 2014 ... Mardi Gras literally means "Fat Tuesday" in French (called Pancake ... However, modern Carnival traditions developed in Europe during the ...

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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 ...

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Mar 2, 2014 ... Since its early days in New Orleans, Mardi Gras has grown to colossal proportions and includes several familiar traditions.

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Feb 28, 2017 ... MARDI Gras day is the end of the Carnival season in New Orleans and Rio, and is ... When Christianity arrived in Rome, these traditions were ...

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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 ...