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What is Mardi Gras and How it is related to Fat Tuesday and Shrove Tuesday?

There are different relegions in the world and each religion have their our special set of festivals. One of such is Mardi Gras festival. It is also called "Fat Tuesday" or, "Shrove Tuesday" in english.

How Mardi Gras is related to Shrove Tuesday and Fat Tuesday?


Mardi Gras actually refers to a festival or what we can say a Carnival celebrations which has been celebrated since the evolution of Christianity. Mardi Gras is also called as "Shrove Tuesday" or "Cupcake Tuesday".



Significance of Mardi Gras with Facts

Mardi Gras is a Christian cultural festival. Mardi Gras is mainly celebrated in New Orleans, Lousiana, United States. Mardi Gras 2017 this year will celebrated a day before Ash Wednesday 2017. The significance of Mardi Gras is that it is the grand celebration of period before fasting season of Lent. Lent is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later before Easter Sunday. The main objective of Lent is the preparation of the beliver through prayer. This event is seen in Methodist and Roman catholic churches.

Mardi Gras Celebration around the World - Mardi Gras Festival - Mardi Gras 2017 Facts with First Mardi Gras Parade


Also in some areas of America now Mardi Gras is well Known as "The Mardi Gras Day". In many areas the word Mardi Gras has become a synonym of period of celebratory events. The festival season varies from area to area. In some area it begins from the last night of christmas to the day before Ash wednesday while in some area the final three-days before Ash wednesday is celebrated.

Mardi Gras is Mainly celebrated in following countries:

1. Belgium:-
In the Belgium city of Binche, The Mardi Gras festival is treated as one of the most important festival of the year and it is also known as Carnival of Binche.
2. Brazil:
Mardi Gras carnival is the most famous Brazilian holiday. Almost 70% of tourist of Brazil vistit during Mardi Gras.
3. Cayman Islands:
Cayman Islands, Mardi Gras is now one of its national festivals, There also celebrated Monday food festival along with EDM Ash Wednesday.
4. Colombia:
Carnival de Barranquilla is Colombia's Mardi Gras celebration.
5. Germany:
In Germany, Mardi Gras is known in different terms, such as Schmutziger Donnerstag or Fetter Donnerstag, Unsinniger Donnerstag,Weiberfastncht, Greesentag and others.
6. Italy:
In Italy, Mardi Gras is called Martedi Grasso. The most famous carnival is in Venice, Viareggio and Ivrea.
7. Sweden:
In Sweden, country the celebration is called Fettisdagen, when they eat fastlagsbulle more commonly called as Semla.
8. Netherlands:
Mardi Gras is also celebrated in Netherlands. Here in Netherlands its called as Carnaval and is similar to the Carnival of Venice.The Carnaval is a Latin word which means "to take away meat". Mardi Gras is mainly celebrated in the southers part of Netherlands.
9. United States:
In United States of America, Mardi Gras is majorly celebrated in many French cities and many regions have notable celebrations. Mardi Gras in North America came through French Catholic tradition with the Le Moyne Brothers.
The first Mardi Gras parade was organised in New Orleans in the year 1837. So now, this Mardi Gras Festival is also known as "New Orleans Mardi Gras" or "Mardi Gras New Orelans". The tradition of Mardi Gras expanded in New Orleans and it become one of the most important festival of Lousiana.
Mardi Gras is celebrated through carnivals in which traditional parades are held which passes through different area of the cities. Also, Mardi Gras is celebrated in different ways in different countries. Mardi Gras attracts tourists in their respective countries. So in this way, Mardi Gras celebration is so unique in different countries of the Worlds including the different Mardi Gras traditions.

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