Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fat Tuesday


Fat Tuesday is Mardi Gras, the festival New Orleans, Louisiana, and is famous for. "Gras" is French for fat and "Mardi" is French on Tuesday.
Annual celebrations begins on January 6, festival of Twelfth Night Gala for the diver, and when the three kings had supposedly visited the Christ child, and at the peak in the Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, which always happens on the day before Ash Wednesday. The parties and parades will continue until Lent begins at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday.
Mardi Gras is the day a legal holiday in New Orleans. Is scheduled to occur 46 days before the Passover festival. Since the date of the actual festival of Easter occurs on changes yearly, Mardi Gras can happen on any Tuesday between February 3 and March 9.
For two centuries it has been an annual event in New Orleans, except during the two world wars.

















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