When Is Mardi Gras
February 15, 2011 by staff
When Is Mardi Gras, The words “Mardi Gras” Mardi gras season, “and” Carnival season, in English, referring to events in the festivities of Carnival, beginning on or after the Epiphany and ending the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” (in English ethnic tradition, Mardi Gras), referring to the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fast of Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday. Related popular practices were associated with the celebrations before the obligations of fasting and religious-related penitential season of Lent. Popular practices included wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dance, sports competitions, parades, etc. Expressions like Mardi gras appear in other European languages share the Christian tradition. In English, the day is called Shrove Tuesday, associated with the religious requirement of confession before Lent begins.
In many areas, the term “Mardi Gras has come to mean the entire period of activity related to the events of celebration, beyond the single day. In some cities in the United States, it is now called “Mardi Gras” or “Mardi Gras”. The holiday season vary from city to city; some Mardi gras traditions consider the period between Epiphany or Twelfth Night and Ash Wednesday. Others treat the last three days before Ash Wednesday that the Mardi gras. In Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras-related social events will begin in November, followed by shots of the mystical society on Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, followed by parades and balls in January and February, the feast until midnight before Ash Wednesday. In past parades were held on New Year’s Day. Other cities famous for their Mardi Gras celebrations include Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sydney, Australia, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Quebec, Canada; Mazatl n, Sinaloa, Mexico and New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Carnival is an important feast in the Catholic countries of Europe. In the United Kingdom and Ireland the week before Ash Wednesday is called “carnival”, ending on Shrove Tuesday. He respects and popular celebration. Pancakes are a traditional food. Pancakes and fried breads or pastries with sugar, fat and eggs are traditionally eaten at this moment in many parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Arthur Hardy, president of Arthur Hardy companies and a nationally recognized expert Mardi gras in New Orleans will speak on Wednesday, February 16 at Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government Street to the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge. Hardy talk about what it’s like behind the scenes of Mardi gras.
The fifth generation New Orleanian acts as an expert on air Mardi gras for TV WDSU, WWL radio and MardiGrasGuide.com. In 2010, the iPhone Mardi Gras AP Mobile was launched to rave reviews.
Since 1977, its award-winning Mardi Gras Guide magazine has sold over two million copies. Arthur Hardy hardcover, coffee table book, Mardi gras in New Orleans, An Illustrated History, now in its fourth edition (2009).
As a consultant to the media outside, Hardy worked with journalists from print and electronic media of Europe, Japan, Canada, China, National Geographic, CNN, Travel / Holiday, Radio Free Europe Frommer’s Guide to the South is, USA Today, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Fodor’s Guide to New Orleans, CBS Morning News and National Public Radio. He appeared on the NBC Today Show four times. Hardy has done consulting work with film producers and companies involved in the promotion of Mardi Gras.
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