Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras, meaning "Fat Tuesday" in French, is also called Shrove Tuesday. Held the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent, a period of fasting in Christianity, Mardi Gras is the last day of the three-day Carnival Festival. The most famous and elaborate Mardi Gras celebration is held yearly in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ask any questions you have about this fun-filled celebration here!
Not sure what your specifically looking for but here--- 1. Jackson Square 2. Ogden Museum of Southern Art 3. City Park 4. Mardi Gras Museum
The correct spelling is "Mardi Gras", also know as "Lundi Gras" and "Fat Tuesday". "Founded" by France and popularized in New Orleans, Louisiana
IHOP gave out 3 free pancakes per person for free.
the answer is for three days stright
Mardi Gras helps the economy of New Orleans because visitors come and spend money.
Many places have it, but New Orleans is often thought of as THE place for Mardi Gras.
Mardi gras is not a city. It is a French term that means Fat Tuesday. It refers to the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day in the Christian period of Lent, the 40 days before Easter. It is now used for the period of time between the day of Epiphany and Ash Wednesday. Epiphany is the day the Wise...
February 16, 2010 is Fat Tuesday.
Mardi Gras is held in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a festival thatis held to signal the beginning of lent.
IN THE 1980's along with the golden age.:)
it was established in the 1920s because many people liked it so so much.
i am Chris Wharton owner of the Mardi Gras in 1972. We had Thin Lizzie on the Mardi 3 times including the last night prior to demolition of the premises.That night they were billed with The Roy young Band. I had previously booked Thin Lizzie in 1971 at Tomorrow Club in Wallasey Merseyside.
It is the final day of carnival, a thing right before Ash Wednesday and Lent.
Fat Tuesday is the last day to feast on rich foods before Ash Wednesday when Lenten season fasting starts.
Mardi Gras originated (inside the USA) in Mobile, AL in 1703, please check out these facts... http://www.squidoo.com/originalmardigras
yes they do I'm an American and have never heard of that, so not everybody.
The colors of Mardi Gras were chosen by the King of Carnivals, Rex in 1872 and chose the colors were Purple,Green,and Gold which stood for Justice,Faith,and Power
Mardi Gras is celebrated in Nice in Carnival. Carnival lasts from February 14 through March 1.
New Orleans It takes place in New Orleans, largely in the French Quarters. This is an older, but very popular section of the city, with many buildings from the 1700's and 1800's still in existence, and even still in use. This area of the city is one of the most popular tourist spots in the US,...
Most places in the U.S. don't celebrate Mardi Gras in particular. It's mainly something that's in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was originated in the USA in Mobile, AL long before New Orleans even was founded. Mardi Gras is only legally observed as a state holiday in the counties of Mobile and Baldwin...
accorse! hey im a christain and i selebrate V day every year! (doesnt hurt that's my bday as well haha) but i mean, i think every person should have a little romance in there life selebrated :) I don't think its a bad thing for guys to show girls how they love/like them and girls to apreciate what...
No, actually Mardi Gras originated somewhere in Europe. The first American "Mardi Gras" WAS in Louisiana:" the first American Mardi Gras took place on March 3, 1699, when the French explorers Iberville and Bienville landed in what is now Louisiana , just south of the holiday's future epicenter: ...
Yes it is celebrated in France
no its a freaking holiday no a singer
it would be 'joyeux mardi gras', but that isn't celebrated any more. It just survives through some carnivals.
Is it a time to celebrate mardi gras and why
If you are referring to the Mardi Gras parade that has been taking place since 1968, the number of floats varies from year to year. But according to their website, the number in the Bacchus Parade is generally 30-32 floats. The parade you are asking about was from 2010, the year they honored the New...
When Rome embraced Christianity, the early Church fathers decided it was better to incorporate certain aspects of pagan rituals into the new faith rather than attempt to abolish them altogether. Carnival became a period of abandon and merriment that preceded the penance of Lent, thus giving a...
Fat tuesday is a day during mardi gras where there are lots if parades. Generally, this is where mardi gras beads are given out.
Floats, beads, naked people, drunk people, coconuts, hurricaines.
By Frankie Adams and Lou Welsch in 1953
In mid February the ancient Romans celebrated the Lupercalia , a circus like festival not entirely unlike the Mardi Gras we are familiar with today.
Started as a holiday for the people of New Orleans. Commemorating the day prior to Ash Wednesday.
Pancake day is always in the first week of Lent, which this year is the second week of March, as pancake day this year (2011) is on Tuesday 8th March. Have fun!
If you are referring to the Mardi Gras krewe, they have had as many as 36 floats in their parade.
Start out with a pound cake and add food coloring.
Mardi gras music is referred to as dixie. It is a combination of jazz, blues and zydeco.
Purple green gold
Pancake day for 2010 is on Febuary 23.
They didn't have a "pancake day."
it means that you must take pleasure in things like food, drinks, and endulge in everything because Lent is forecoming where they must take a fasting.\n
Happy Pancake Day in Welsh is: diwrnod crempog Hapus.
Mardi Gras usually lasts about 2 weeks.
The no meat day is on ash Wednesday and Wednesday is the day of fasting and not Tuesday.
47 days before Easter.
Originally, this holiday started in Orleans, France. When the french came to America, they brought this tradition with them to New Orleans. The reason it is called mardi gras is because in french that means Fat Tuesday. Fat Tuesday is right before Lent, and during Lent people fast. So they basically...
Because everybody likes pancakkes :]
It is French for Fat Tuesday.
Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes.
The purpose of beads in Mardi Gras is in celebration of the holidaymuch like confetti in a parade.
mostly yes. depending on what religion you are.
Mardi Gras is religious in some countries around the world.
Many cities in the south celebrate it, but it is most commonly known to be celebrated in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Shrove Tuesday is a day when christians eat pancakes and give up something and choose how long they are going to give it up for.
Shrove Tuesday does not end on mardi gras, it is mardi gras. The Christian festival of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. The day before this is Shrove Tuesday, sometimes called Pancake Day. The French name for this is Mardi Gras, which means 'fat Tuesday'. Christians are supposed to avoid...
The doubloons are a souvenir of Mardi Gras. People on floats toss them to the crowd.
they eat alot of food before they fast for 40 weekdays froms ash Wednesday to Easter s-h-i-v-a-n-g---a-m-i-n
The Tuesday before lent is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. The Wednesday, starting lent, is Ash Wednesday.
Rio de Janeiro is where the Carnival that's famous throughout Brazil and the world is held. There's a lot of planning that goes into the yearly event. Organizers, participants and spectators enjoy the colors of the costumes, the enthusiasm of the dancers and singers, the excitement of the parades...