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Title: Mardi Gras


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Mardi Gras
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Mardi Gras came to New Orleans (la Nouvelle
Orléans) 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 défilés) 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 Pâques) and the day before Lent (le
carême.)
  • 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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King Cake
  • 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 masqué
  • 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?
  1. Faith
  2. Power
  3. Love
  4. 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.
  • Lets have a good time!
  • Good times for all!
  • Let the good times roll!

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Laissez les bons temps rouler means.
  • C) Let the good times roll!
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