Monday, August 28, 2017

Mardi Gras Holiday Index

Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday Clip Art
       Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday, in Catholic countries of Europe a celebration on the last day of revelry before the advent of Lent. The term is from the French, and means fat Tuesday, referring to the old French custom of parading a fat ox through the streets during the festivities. The day following is Ash Wednesday.
       Only in New Orleans in the United States is the celebration of Mardi Gras famous, although a few other cities celebrate the day. (St. Louis, Chicago) The first New Orleans Mardi Gras day was in 1857, and not a year was thereafter missed until 1917. No celebration was held that year, nor in the two succeeding years because of World War I. In New Orleans on the occasion of the Mardi Gras at the height of the celebration there is a parade in which are seen gorgeous floats and thousands of people in costumes of every conceivable design. The streets are decorated with banners and streamers, and especial illumination is provided. The event attracts thousands of visitors from great distances.
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