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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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Feb 28, 2017 ... As we celebrate Fat Tuesday, staring Ash Wednesday and 40 days of Lent straight in the face, it's a good time to remember, reflect and, ...

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Feb 28, 2017 ... It's Mardi Gras! Before you head out to party, here are all your Fat Tuesday questions answered. ... lead-up to Mardi Gras. Expect very subdued Ash Wednesday celebrations the next day. Two months of partying will do that you. ... Mardi Gras 'Krewe' honors Carrie Fisher in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is my ...

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Learn about the history of Mardi Gras and how it got its beginnings. ... Celebration is at the core of the New Orleans' experience, and to get a true taste of the .... The Krewe of Comus wanted something grander to celebrate Mardi Gras, so they ...

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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.