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  • Mardi Gras
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  • Mardi Gras came to New Orleans (la Nouvelle Orlans) through French explorers in 1699.
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  • La Louisiane
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  • They celebrated on the banks of the Mississippi River.
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  • Over the next 300 years the way Mardi Gras is celebrated evolved. Over time the people of New Orleans threw lavish balls, held parades and celebrated with other fesitivities.
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  • Today Mardi Gras is best known for the over the top parades (les dfils) that are held.
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  • Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday Its always celebrated on a Tuesday.
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  • Its always 47 days before the Christian holiday of Easter (le Pques) and the day before Lent (le carme.) A period of fattening up
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  • Carnival is the time leading up to Fat Tuesday. Begins in January. Nightly parades and celebrations.
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  • Tourists come to New Orleans from all over the world to celebrate Mardi Gras
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  • Mardi Gras colors Le violet, lor et le vert.
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  • Traditions Le masque
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  • Traditions LA galette des rois (Kings Cake)
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  • King Cake
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  • More than 750,000 Kings cakes are consumed annually in the New Orleans area during the Carnival season!
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  • Krewes Krewes are organizations that get together over the year to plan and build the floats for Mardi Gras Orpheus Zeus Comus -You can ride too for $600
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  • Doubloons (les doublons) Aluminum coins bearing parade krewe insignia on one side and parade themes on the reverse.
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  • Throws (les babioles) Float riders toss trinkets to the crowds called throws.
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  • King Rex Introduced in 1872.
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  • Bal masqu King Rex and his queen preside over the Rex Ball.
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  • The unofficial slogan of Mardi Gras is
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  • Time for a Mardi Gras Quiz What does Mardi Gras mean? A) Super Tuesday B) Fat Tuesday C) Carnival Tuesday
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  • What does Mardi Gras mean? B) Fat Tuesday
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  • In which city does the biggest Mardi Gras celebration take place? A) New Orleans B) Paris C) Quebec
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  • In which city does the biggest Mardi Gras celebration take place? A) New Orleans
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  • Why do people celebrate Mardi Gras? A) to celebrate the ending of Lent, a period of fasting and penitence. B) to honor King Rex. C) in order to fatten up before Lent begins.
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  • Why do people celebrate Mardi Gras C) in order to fatten up before Lent begins.
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  • What is not one of the colors of Mardi Gras? A)le violet B)largent C)lor D)le vert
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  • What is not one of the colors of Mardi Gras? B)largent
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  • What does the color gold represent? A)Faith B)Power C)Love D)Justice
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  • What does the color gold represent? B)Power
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  • Why is a king cake round? A) No special reason, most cake pans are round. B) The round shape represents a Kings Crown. C) King cakes are not always round.
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  • Why is a king cake round? B) The round shape represents a Kings Crown.
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  • What might you find when you bite into your slice of King Cake? A) A plastic baby B) A bean C) A coin D) Any of the above.
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  • What might you find when you bite into your slice of King Cake? D) Any of the above.
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  • Vrai ou faux? Mardi Gras float riders are required by law to wear a mask at all times.
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  • VRAI
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  • Vrai ou faux? It is illegal to throw anything from a moving float due to safety concerns.
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  • FAUX Float riders throw beads, doubloons and other trinkets from the floats.
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  • Vrai ou faux? Mardi Gras takes place on the third Tuesday in February every year.
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  • FAUX Mardi Gras always takes place on a Tuesday, but not always the third Tuesday.
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  • Laissez les bons temps rouler means. A)Lets have a good time! B)Good times for all! C)Let the good times roll!
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  • Laissez les bons temps rouler means. C) Let the good times roll!