Mardi Gras

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Mar·di Gras

 (mär′dē grä′)
n.
1.
a. Shrove Tuesday, celebrated as a holiday in many places with carnivals, masquerade balls, and parades of costumed merrymakers.
b. A carnival period coming to a climax on this day.
2. An occasion of great festivity and merrymaking.

[French : mardi, Tuesday + gras, fat (from the feasting on Mardi Gras before Lenten fasting).]

Mardi Gras

(ˈmɑːdɪ ˈɡrɑː)
n
the festival of Shrove Tuesday, celebrated in some cities with great revelry
[French: fat Tuesday]

Mar•di Gras

(ˈmɑr di ˌgrɑ, ˈgrɑ)
n.
1. the day before Lent celebrated, as in New Orleans, as a day of carnival; Shrove Tuesday.
2. a pre-Lenten carnival period climaxing on this day.
[1690–1700; < French: literally, fat Tuesday]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mardi Gras - the last day before LentMardi Gras - the last day before Lent    
Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
Shrovetide - immediately preceding Lent
2.Mardi Gras - a carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New OrleansMardi Gras - a carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New Orleans
carnival - a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
New Orleans - a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year
Translations
masopustní úterý
fastelavnstirsdag
laskiaistiistai
pokladni utorak
告解火曜日
오순절의 화요일
fettisdagen
วันเทศกาลสารภาพบาป
ngày thứ Ba trước tuần chay

Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras

ثُلَاثَاءُ الـمَرْفَع masopustní úterý fastelavnstirsdag Fastnachtsdienstag τελευταία μέρα της Αποκριάς (Δυτικών) martes de Carnaval laskiaistiistai mardi gras pokladni utorak martedì grasso 告解火曜日 오순절의 화요일 Vastenavond fetetirsdal ostatki terça-feira de carnaval вторник на Масленой неделе fettisdagen วันเทศกาลสารภาพบาป büyük perhizin arife günü ngày thứ Ba trước tuần chay 忏悔节
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