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  • Colors
    • Purple represents justice
    • Green stands for faith
    • Gold stands for power
  • Date
    • Depends on the date of Easter
  • The Mardi Gras celebration goes back to an ancient Roman custom of Merrymaking before a period of fasting.
  • In Germany it is called Fasnactch, and in England it is called Pancake Day.
  • Mardi Gras begins the Wednesday before Shrove Tuesday and ending the night of Shrove Tuesday.
  • The French heritage in 1699 started a carnival type celebration which grew into the Mardi Gras of today.
  • French Colonist introduced Mardi Gras into the Americas in 1766.
  • In New Orleans the King of Mardi Gras is the Only Person on their Mardi Gras float that does not have to wear a mask. All others in the procession must wear a mask.
  • The Krewe of Aquarius celebrates Mardi Gras with marching bands, dancers and decorated floats.


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