Mardi Gras 2014: History, Traditions And Little-Known Facts

March 4, 2014   // 0 Comments

Huff Post Black Voices Mardi Gras falls on March 4th in 2014. As it is commonly understood, Mardi Gras is a raucous celebratory affair that serves as a final shebang before the 40-day abstinence of Lent, but there are several key characteristics of this holiday that may have gotten lost in transition. 1. Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday," is the culmination of Carnival, which by its latin roots...

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