All About Mardi GrasJaksyn Peacock
- festive: cheerful, exciting, celebratory
- celebrate: to participate in fun activities because of a special event
- parade: a public show of marching bands and floats moving through a street
- tradition: a practice that a certain culture participates in for a specific event
1. The English translation of "Mardi Gras" is
The English translation of "Mardi Gras" is "Fat Tuesday".
2. Mardi Gras is now celebrated by
Mardi Gras is now celebrated by people of all cultures.
3. In places like New Orleans, Mardi Gras celebrations can last for
In places like New Orleans, Mardi Gras celebrations can last for two weeks.
- Do you celebrate Mardi Gras? If so, what kinds of traditions do you have? If not, what other holidays do you celebrate, and what kinds of traditions do you have for those holidays?
Mardi Gras is a festive holiday celebrated all around the world. Mardi Gras parades often include colourful floats, feathered
masks, and lots of food. The name “Mardi Gras” is French, translating into “Fat Tuesday” in English. The celebration originated as a religious holiday, marking the day before the Christian tradition of Lent. Christians would often make pancakes on this day to use up all of the milk, butter, and eggs in their houses. This became known as Pancake Day, and later as Mardi Gras when people began to celebrate it in France. Today, Mardi Gras is celebrated by people of all cultures. In some places— such as New Orleans, Louisiana— the parties and parades can last for two weeks.
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Ariana Vieira says:
I am from Brazil and here, it is not common this kind of celebration, even the name isn’t famous to us, also the food is well known here in Brazil as an American pancake.
We have here all over Brazil a celebration known Carnival, it happens normally on February or March, it is not a Christian celebration, and the Catholic Church doesn’t recognize it as a celebration, many people use to watch it on tv, alive and also take part of these parades. By the other hand, many families prefere to expend these days traveling or resting at home. The financial costs of Carnival are enormous and the people pay a lot of money to take part of it, specially foreign people (Americans, Europeans, Asians, etc). But this year, considering that all over the world is suffering about the Covid-19, Brazil didn’t celebrate the date.
Arelis Fuentes says:
Thanks for this lecture.
DELIA OROZCO says:
I am from Mexico and we celebrate Mardi Gras in the states of Veracruz and Sinaloa with parades.Christians here follow the Lent with special food like fish, “romeritos” ( a plant )cooked with mole, potaoes, nopales and shrimp buns. As a dessert in some regions of our country we prepare ” capirotada” It is made with fried white bread, cheese, raisins, peanuts and syrup made from “piloncillo” (a sweetener from sugar cane).
As a chinese，we have chinese new year——Spring Festival，Dragon Boat Festival and so on。Only few people know Mardi Gras which those living city。But I still interesting of what author said。Thank you for your sharing。
We don’t usually celebrate Mardi Gras. Instead, we celebrate Chinese New Year as Chinese. In this holiday, everyone wears new clothes and eat nice food
Elie touma says:
Mardi Gras is a wonderful holiday celebrated all around the world. Thanks for good stories
ALBERTO URIBE URIBE says:
I had never heard about this holiday. Is nice to know about traditions around the world. Culture is what make us a little difernt. thanks for the information.
This quiz was interesting ,learn about other traditional holiday is very important.Thanks very much
Ariana Vieira says:
Hi, thanks for this article, all of them used to be very interesting, my students like it and so do I. Best regards, Ariana from Brazil
thank you for this quiz . i try to improove my english.then i hope you can help me with more exercise