Mardi Gras

Celebrated

Before Ash Wed.

Significance

Party Before Fast

Tradition

Parade

Mardi Gras

About

A holiday revolving around feasts and parades, it takes place just before Lent, a long period of fasting. It is a Catholic holiday, but it is celebrated by people of various religions and cultures around the world. The title of the holiday is French for "Fat Tuesday." 

Trivia

The most well-known celebration of the holiday takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana where people wear masks and elaborate costumes and parades flood the streets. 

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