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 Post subject: Mardi Gras
PostPosted: Sun Feb 3, '08, 2:02 am 
Mardi Gras festivities are being held this coming week in New Orleans. Anyone taking part in any of this year's events, or have you even been to Mardi Gras before?

I've never been there, and never plan to go, because it seems too wild for me.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 3, '08, 4:21 am 
Mardi Gras is just plain stupid if you ask me


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 4, '08, 3:00 am 
I've never been and wouldn't go. I imagine it must be pretty dangerous, given all the people drinking and running wild there at that time.


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 Post subject: Re: Mardi Gras
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, '12, 12:14 pm 
Time for Mardi Gras and Carnival festivals not only in the USA but in many other places of the world too, including Brazil, so cheers to everyone celebrating these holiday festivals!

http://www.bing.com/travel/content/sear ... ORM=HPTRAV


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 Post subject: Re: Mardi Gras
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, '12, 4:33 pm 
A lot of (young) people celebrate it here in France, in all the country (did you know that the translation of these two french words could be : shrove Tuesday ?It's what I found in a dictionary, to be honest ^^).
And to answer no I'll not cross the ocean to come to NO ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Mardi Gras
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, '12, 3:14 pm 
Stupid? Dangerous? Have you seen what happened here in São Paulo? That is what I'd call stupid and dangerous...

But no wonder that happened. The guys who were arrested for vandalism had already been arrested before for other crimes. And it is no secret that the "samba schools" are ruled by criminals, unfortunately.


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 Post subject: Re: Mardi Gras
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, '12, 11:13 pm 
I hadn't heard about that, so I Googled it. Yeah, I agree, that was a reckless action that lead to a very dangerous situation. Those involved likely had too much to drink... when a crowd turns into a mob, the result is never pretty.

myau56 wrote:(did you know that the translation of these two french words could be : shrove Tuesday ?It's what I found in a dictionary, to be honest ^^).


I'd never heard this before either, so I looked up Shrove Tuesday, too. Shrove Tuesday is a religious day for eating pancakes before the fasting season of Lent. So this day has two completely separate types of celebrations. :wow_luigi: I learned something new today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday


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 Post subject: Re: Mardi Gras
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, '12, 10:09 pm 
myau56 wrote:(did you know that the translation of these two french words could be : shrove Tuesday ?It's what I found in a dictionary, to be honest ^^).


I'd never heard this before either, so I looked up Shrove Tuesday, too. Shrove Tuesday is a religious day for eating pancakes before the fasting season of Lent. So this day has two completely separate types of celebrations. :wow_luigi: I learned something new today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday[/quote]
Ah but so I learned also a new thing today ! Season of Lent at first hand I didn't understand but I searched and now I know ! Tied to easter so I learned a lot of new things today too :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mardi Gras
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, '15, 1:37 am 
Heard today (Tuesday, February 17, 2015) was the last day of Mardi Gras. Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Mardi Gras
PostPosted: Tue Feb 9, '16, 5:27 pm 
I think I heard they are celebrating Mardi Gras this week. Today may be what they call "Fat Tuesday", although not sure of that. Happy celebrating!!


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