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Mardi Gras!

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Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove Tuesday or literately translated as Fat Tuesday, refers to the Carnival celebrations that involve eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of Lent. Mardi Gras festivities can last one or three days or sometimes a whole week of parades, celebrations and eating.


When is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras will be on Tuesday, 13 Febuary 2018. It ends on the day before the beginning of Lent - the 40 day period of fasting and repentance that leads up to Easter. Technically Mardi Gras begins on Epiphany Day, January 6, but many celebrate it over a 3-day weekend with colorful parades in Cities all around the world. The three most famous locations for these parades are New Orleans, Rio and Venice.


What is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras, french for Fat Tuesday, is a series of Carnvial events that celebrate the eating of rich, fatty foods before the ritual of fasting during Lent. Mardi Gras will finish the day before Ash Wednesday. Many historians believe that the first American Mardi Gras took place on March 3 1699, when two French explorers landed in New Orleans and held a small celebration and at a place they named the spot "Point du Mardi Gras."


How can I celebrate Mardi Gras?

By eating lots of fatty food, going to a parade and partying and then by getting ready for repentance the next day!


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