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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 ... Carnaval de Barranquilla is Colombia's Mardi Gras celebration.

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 | Origins, Mystery and Lore - New Orleans

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The Krewe of Comus wanted something grander to celebrate Mardi Gras, so they formed a secret society in keeping with their Masonic origins. They issued ...

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

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Mar 2, 2014 ... Since its early days in New Orleans, Mardi Gras has grown to colossal ... Eventually, the celebration spread from Rome across Europe to the ...

Mardi Gras Season in New Orleans

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Mardi Gras Season in New Orleans A Local Legacy Do you celebrate Fat Tuesday? If you live in New Orleans, Louisiana, or any place else along the coast of ...

Arthur Hardy's History of Mardi Gras - New Orleans

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The celebration of Mardi Gras came to North America from Paris, where it had been celebrated since the Middle Ages. In 1699, French explorer Iberville and his  ...

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 ...