Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras

  1. 1. A Christian holiday and popular cultural phenomenon, Mardi Grasdates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Also known as Carnival, it is celebrated in many countries around the world–mainly those with large Roman Catholic populations–on the day before the religious season of Lent begins. Brazil, Venice and New Orleans play host to some of the holidays most famous public festivities, drawing thousands of tourists every year.
  2. 2. Beads come in all different colors, shapes and sizes. They resemble jewels that royalty would wear. Doubloons are the metal coins that are thrown to you from the float. They come in different colors and are stamped with the krewe’s emblem andtheir theme for the year. Cups are the same. Trinkets are thrown as well. This can include candy, stuffed animals, frisbees, spears, roses, balls, whistles, etc.

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