What is mardi gras?

 Mardi Gras is French for ‘Fat Tuesday’
 It marks the end of the period of Carnival
and the beginni...
What is Lent?

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Celebrated by Christians and Catholics
6 weeks leading up to Easter

Penance, repentance, self-den...
What is Carnival?

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Festive season leading up to Lent

Overturning of daily life
Parades, parties, masquerades

...
 Carnival is the gigantic party before everyone
fasts and repents, and

 is the grand finale.
 And people. go. nuts.
Some important elements
of

Mardi Gras are…
Purple
Green
Gold
To learn more about Mardi Gras,
you will each research one of
these topics
You will write 5 sentences about
your topic and present it to the
class
DO
NOT
COPY AND
PASTE
The point of this activity is for you
to learn about your topic. Not to
copy from Wikipedia.
Have Fun!
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Mardi Gras

  1. 1. What is mardi gras?  Mardi Gras is French for ‘Fat Tuesday’  It marks the end of the period of Carnival and the beginning of Lent
  2. 2. What is Lent? • • • • Celebrated by Christians and Catholics 6 weeks leading up to Easter Penance, repentance, self-denial Devotional commemoration of crucifixion
  3. 3. What is Carnival? • • • • • Festive season leading up to Lent Overturning of daily life Parades, parties, masquerades Celebrated world-wide Feast before the fast
  4. 4.  Carnival is the gigantic party before everyone fasts and repents, and  is the grand finale.  And people. go. nuts.
  5. 5. Some important elements of Mardi Gras are…
  6. 6. Purple Green Gold
  7. 7. To learn more about Mardi Gras, you will each research one of these topics
  8. 8. You will write 5 sentences about your topic and present it to the class
  9. 9. DO NOT COPY AND PASTE
  10. 10. The point of this activity is for you to learn about your topic. Not to copy from Wikipedia.
  11. 11. Have Fun!

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