in America began in the New Orleans area as early as 1699 as a celebration before the fasting of the Catholic holiday Lent.
Mardi Gras (/ˈmɑrdiɡrɑː/), also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, .... in
the ancient role-reversal origins of Carnaval, including dressing in costumes.
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Rex parades on Mardi Gras
day and the King of Rex is the official King of Carnival.
The parades put on by the more recently founded "Super Krewes" are much larger in scale. Lesson Number Three, If you want to see a parade, you have to leave the French Quarter, or at l... More »
Mar 2, 2014 ... Since its early days in New Orleans, Mardi Gras has grown to colossal
proportions and includes several familiar traditions.
Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the last hurrah before the Catholic season of Lent
begins on Ash Wednesday. It also has links to the Christmas season through ...
In the Christian religion, Mardi Gras (French for "Fat Tuesday" and also known as
Carnival and Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the beginning of Lent, ...
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 ...
Learn about the history, meaning and tradition of Mardi Gras.