While I’ve been finding things to post about Mardi Gras, I have found out that although the Carnival Season starts January 6th the true celebration ends today with Three King’s Day. Since today is the official end to the carnival season in New Orleans, if you have not celebrated yet you need to get on it. LOL 🙂
** Mardi Gras, also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to events of the carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three King’s Day) and culminating on the day before French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.
Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. In countries such as England, Mardi Gras is also known as Shrove Tuesday, which is derived from the word shrive, meaning “confess”.