Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras is also known as Fat Tuesday.

Fat Tuesday always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, which begins the official start of the Lent Season.

In the Bible, the arrival of the Magi or Wise Men on January 6th, begins and the celebration continues until the day before Ash Wednesday.

The celebration of Mardi Gras dates back to Roman times and the celebrations of spring and fertility around 133 BC.

The length of the festival season varies from city to city.

In New Orleans, which is the most popular United States celebration, the period last from Twelfth Night to Ash Wednesday.

However, other cities may use a different time frame for their celebrations.

Other cities famous for Mardi Gras celebrations include Rio de Janeiro; Barranquilla, Colombia; George Town, Cayman Islands; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; and Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Mardi Gras almost always involves the participants wearing masks, costumes and beads.

Celebrations often include a party and a parade. Of course, no celebration is complete without the Kings Cake.

How are you spending this Mardi Gras?

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