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

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 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
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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

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