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Title: So..... What exactly is Mardi Gras?


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So..... What exactly is Mardi Gras? By the 9-12
students!
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Le carnaval de Mardi Gras...
  • Mardi Gras is a time when people parade in the
    streets on float representing a theme.
  • Thousand of people gather in the street to whatch
    the parade.
  • Information courtesy of Erik and Grant F
  • Mardi gras is a time when
  • People parade in the street, wear costumes and
    masks and eat, donuts. It is celebrated all over
    Europe, south America, and North America. The
    French tradition was brought to the United States
    in the 19th century after Napoleon sold Louisiana
    to the America.
  • Background information courtesy of
  • Enaas, Deirdre, Bella.

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Making Masks
  • In the 18th century, French peasants wore masks
    while delivering food to the royalty. Since there
    were many social level layers, people did not
    want others to know what theyd bring to the
    king. They were wearing masks To protect their
    identity.
  • Information courtesy of Tyler McGarvey and Jacob
    Farabaugh

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Parading with our Buddies
  • People paraded because in the 18th century, the
    French people walked towards the palace to
    deliver food to the King and Queen. Eventually,
    the tradition became just parading. The whole
    community celebrated Mardi Gras by parading
    around the school wearing homemade masks.
  • Parade information courtesy of Michael Lober and
    Ethan low.

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Eating Donuts
  • In the 18th century people use to get rid of
    their food the day before lent.
  • There was no fridge back then, so
  • They would get in the street and bake donuts or
    crepes with flour, oil, milk and eggs so their
    food would not spoil during lent. That is why
    people still eat donuts nowdays.
  • Food information courtesy of Margot, Lillie and
    Becky.

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Interesting Facts about Mardi gras
  • Here are some interesting facts about the famous
    French festival, Mardi Gras.
  • Mardi Gras originated in France as the day before
    Lent. Carnival is a latin word meaning Taking
    Meat Away. Mardi Gras was a time to use up
    ingredients that spoiled during Lent, a 40-day
    fasting period that ends on Easter Sunday.
  • Courtesy of Hagan and Emma.
  • In France, The city of Nice hosts the biggest
    Carnaval. In South America, Rio de Janeiro is
    hosting the biggest carnaval in the world. In
    the United States, New-Orleans is hosting the
    biggest Carnaval. All three last for a week.
  • Courtesy of Bobby J and Jake L

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We all had fun on Mardi Gras!
  • Every year at Wilmington Montessori we celebrate
    Mardi Gras in the exact same way that we would if
    we would be Students in France! Each year we are
    learning and understanding more and more about
    the reasons why Mardi Gras is celebrated. This
    year we shared what weve learned with youngest
    students around the school.
  • We sure hope you liked our presentation!
  • Courtesy of all the 9-12 students.
  • For more pictures of your child check your
    E-mail, we have sent you a picassa album with 186
    pictures of the WMS Mardi Gras celebration.
  • Enjoy!
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