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What do you mean by Mardi Gras??

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Asked by cyrus irani, 07 Mar '10 07:41 pm
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It is a Carnival celebration
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 08 Mar '10 06:34 pm

 
  
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I immediately think of the New Orleans Carnival " Mardi Gras" held over a period of 2 weeks during Lent.
It is quite a spectacle with parades and parties and extravagant costumes.
Answered by Janis, 07 Mar '10 08:35 pm

 
  
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Mardi Gras, which is French for "Fat Tuesday," is an annual celebration that takes place before Lent. Also called Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, is usually the last day of Carnival, a week- to month-long celebration in Christian, mostly Roman Catholic, tradition. Mardi Gras is a presented as a great festival, a boisterous carne vale--or "good-bye to the flesh"--that serves as the last sowing of wild oats before the onset of the sober season of Lent heralded by Ash Wednesday.
There are many places that are famous for their Mardi Gras celebrations, including New Orleans, Louisiana; Mobile, Alabama; and Galveston, Texas--in the United States--and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Venice, Italy; and Mazatlan, Mexico--internationally. Essentially, the celebration of Mardi Gras has much to do with satiating appetites before the Lenten season of penitence and self-denial, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter. Yet another name for Mardi Gras is "Pancake Tuesday," which is a reference to the cu ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 08 Mar '10 03:51 pm

 
  
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Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.
In the UK we call this day Shrove Tuesday. (Shrove comes from to shrive, an old word for Confession) !!!
Answered by Oberoi, 07 Mar '10 07:42 pm

 
  
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This came in Sunday's Times of India. Read that.
Answered by nkpathak, 08 Mar '10 04:43 pm

 
  
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