Society Holidays Mardi Gras and Carnival
Mardi Gras is one of the largest pre-lent festivals around. It's a French term that literally means "Fat Tuesday" and is always held on the Tuesday that proceeds Ash Wednesday. Another name for Fat Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday. Outside the U.S. the festival is usually called Carnival

New Orleans hosts the largest Mardi Gras celebration and Rio De Janeiro hosts a similarly huge festival known as Carnaval. Many other cities around the world host their own Mardi Gras or Carnival celebration.

Sites listed in this category are suitable for visitors of all ages, but designed primarily for adult visitors. Sites provide material related to Mardi Gras and Carnival, including historical background, articles, graphics, and ideas for celebrating. Sites may also provide information for parents and teachers, such as suggested family activities and lesson plans.

Sites especially for children are listed in Kids_and_Teens/People_and_Society/Holidays_and_Celebrations/Mardi_Gras/.

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Carnaval de Barranquilla, Columbia
Contains pictures of Carnaval de Barranquilla and information about the city of Barranquilla.
Guide to global carnival celebrations, parades, and travel information.
Carnival New Orleans
Anything and everything that is Mardi Gras in the town. Includes a blog, pictures of Barkus parades and costumes in the French Quarter, and virtual tour.
Carnival of Venice
Festival history, events, photo gallery and suggestions to visitors on sightseeing.
Catholic Encyclopedia: Shrovetide
Some history behind this holiday.
City of Mobile: Mardi Gras
Includes parade routes, schedules, and the Mobile Carnival Museum.
Foundation European Carnival Cities
Is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of people's festivals and parades in Europe.
Mardi Gras Galveston
Official site includes a schedule of events as well as a history of the event in the Texas city. Purchase tickets online.
Mardi Gras Links and News
News and pictures of Mardi Gras around the world.
Mardi Gras on the Net
Features history behind Mardi Gras, pictures of floats, crafts, and coloring sheets.
Mardi Gras Southeast Texas
Held in Port Arthur, Texas. Features calendar, photographs, attractions, dates, and krewes.
Mardi Gras Tidbits
Author's first impressions of Mardi Gras in 1996, some favorite links, a message board, and information about the current Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras, from Life in the USA
Provides brief description of the holiday.
Mobile Mask
Guide to Mardi Gras in Mobile and south Alabama.
Traditions from Carnival of Nice
An invitation to the traditional feasts and musical culture from Provence, County of Nice, and Occitany. Offers background information, sound files, lyrics, bibliography, and discography.
Wikipedia: Brazilian Carnival
On-line encyclopedia article provides information regarding styles by State, sambódromo, music, and security.
Wikipedia: Caribbean Carnival
On-line encyclopedia article provides information regarding International Caribbean Carnivals.
Wikipedia: Carnival
Description of the celebration in countries around the world.

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