by Julia Benny<br />by WindowsXP<br />
Imagine walking through a true masquerade ball of olden day New Orleans. <br />
Men dressed in their finest tuxedos and women in magnificent ball gowns. <br />
Everyone dons a mask leaving much to the imagination. <br />
Elaborate stick masks entice others at the ball with only seductive eyes and sensuous lips exposed. <br />
 The mystery behind a mask lives today in New Orleans for one magical day, Mardi Gras.<br />
The tradition of mardi gras dates back centuries to when the Romans celebrated Lupercalia in mid February.  This celebrati...
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Mardi gras masks

  1. 1. by Julia Benny<br />by WindowsXP<br />
  2. 2. Imagine walking through a true masquerade ball of olden day New Orleans. <br />
  3. 3. Men dressed in their finest tuxedos and women in magnificent ball gowns. <br />
  4. 4. Everyone dons a mask leaving much to the imagination. <br />
  5. 5. Elaborate stick masks entice others at the ball with only seductive eyes and sensuous lips exposed. <br />
  6. 6. The mystery behind a mask lives today in New Orleans for one magical day, Mardi Gras.<br />
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  9. 9. The tradition of mardi gras dates back centuries to when the Romans celebrated Lupercalia in mid February. This celebration had a carnival atmosphere. When Rome accepted Christianity this celebration was kept and followed by Lent. <br />Under French rule masked balls were very common in New Orleans. Masks were used to disguise owns true identity allow complete freedom and abandonment from ones daily responsibilities.<br />
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