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Mardi Gras


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Mardi Gras

  2. 2. FROM THE BEGINNING <ul><li>First celebrated in France </li></ul><ul><li>First parade was recorded on 1837. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1871, the first queen of Mardi Gras appeared </li></ul>
  3. 3. CELEBRATION SITES <ul><li>Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Rio de Janeiro </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Panama </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Slovenia </li></ul><ul><li>MANY OTHERS!!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE TIME <ul><li>Mardi Gras is always forty-seven days before Easter Sunday and follows the lunar calendar in which the date can anywhere from February 3 through March 9 and is also used to develop the date of Easter. </li></ul>
  5. 5. D A T E S T O F O L L O W <ul><li>Mardi Gras will fall on the following days the following years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2008, February 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2009, February 24 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2010, February 16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2011, March 11, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And in 2012, February 21 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. THE BEAUTY <ul><li>Official Colors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purple - stands for justice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gold - stands for power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green - stands for faith </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. MOTTO <ul><li>&quot;If I ever cease to Love&quot;. </li></ul>
  8. 8. MOVIE CLIP