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Mardi gras

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Mardi gras

  1. 1. • Carnival is not celebrated very much in the USA.• There is one exception.• French Catholics brought Carnival to the USA. It was first celebrated on 3 March, 1699.• “Mardi Gras” is VERY popular in the city of New Orleans.• “Mardi Gras” is French, meaning “Fat Tuesday.”
  2. 2. The USA in 1800. the city of New Orleans
  3. 3. Celebrations include…• parades with parade floats,• costumes,• and throwing beads to the crowd.
  4. 4. and parade floats
  5. 5. Beadnecklacesare thrownto thecrowd.
  6. 6. People watch the festivitiesfrom their balconies.
  7. 7. The partylasts for theday…and the night.

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