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Want to learn more about Mardi Gras this year? Also called Fat Tuesday, this indulgent day of feasting and celebration occurs the day before Lent begins.

Get our symbols guide to find out what the symbols of this holiday are, what they mean, and why they’re so important. Each one has special meaning for this day.

Below you’ll also find out why purple, green and gold are the colors associated with Mardi Gras, and what they symbolize for this holiday.

Learn about the parades, king cakes, krewes (and their signature throws), Flambeaux and the history of this day. Below are so many fascinating Fat Tuesday facts to discover and share.

100+ Facts About Mardi Gras – History, Parades, Krewes, Throws & More!

Mardi Gras is almost here, which means it’s time to go over some facts about Mardi Gras. The more you know about the history and meaning of the holiday, the more fully you’ll be able to celebrate it! Below we’ve compiled some of our favorite Mardi Gras facts, so get ready to be amazed! We …

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The Ultimate Guide to Mardi Gras Symbols and Meanings – Beads, Masks..

Mardi Gras is almost here. Before you head out to the parades, let’s learn about the Mardi Gras symbols, and why they represent the holiday! I’m sure if you listed the first things that come to mind when you hear the words Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or Carnival, you’d name several of the Mardi Gras …

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What are the Colors of Mardi Gras? – Learn their Meanings, History & More

With Fat Tuesday quickly approaching, it’s time to learn about the colors of Mardi Gras! Each of the three colors has their own meaning and fascinating history. If you have ever visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras, or celebrated the holiday in general, you might have noticed the colors purple, green and gold are everywhere! …

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