Mardi Gras Around the World No Giving Up the Parties

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Mardi Gras is a lively celebration that kicks off the start of Lent, a period of fasting in the Christian calendar. Known as "Fat Tuesday" in French, it's also called Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day in English-speaking regions. Traditionally, it's a time to indulge in foods not allowed during Lent, like eggs, butter, meat, and fish. People often make pancakes to use up these ingredients. While Lent symbolizes Jesus' fasting, Mardi Gras may have roots in pagan or Roman festivals. Today, it's more about parties than religion. New Orleans is famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations, featuring colorful parades during Carnival season. Rio de Janeiro hosts another renowned Carnival, attracting over a million revelers. Popular Carnivals also take place in Venice, Quebec, and across Germany.


1- What is another name for Mardi Gras in English-speaking regions?

2- What is traditionally done on Mardi Gras to use up ingredients not allowed during Lent?

3- What is New Orleans famous for during Mardi Gras?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Engoo Daily News.