Mardi Gras and Carnival

Mardi Gras and Carnival

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Put on a mask and join the street party for Mardi Gras. Learn all about this colorful New Orleans' holiday, where people enjoy food and fun before the beginning of Lent, a period of reflection and giving up things we enjoy. Explore the history of Mardi Gras, and Carnival, and all its different customs taken from around the world!
Publisher: New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2010.
ISBN: 9780778747550
0778747557
9780778747734
0778747735
Branch Call Number: La J 394.25 Alo
Characteristics: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.

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A History of Mardi Gras

A History of Mardi Gras It's New Orleans' favorite time of year: Mardi Gras! Do you know the history of this widely popular and celebrated holiday? Mardi Gras, or Carnival, has its earliest origin in Roman times. The Saturnalia, dedicated to Saturn, the Roman God of the Harvest, was a harvest festival celebrated in mid-December. The various inhabitants of Rome and other cities would throw… (more)


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