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Re-purposing Mardi Gras

On this day, the celebration of Mardi Gras begins with a giant celebration in New Orleans. Many saw this as a day of fun and freedom from social rules and restrictions and without knowing the significance of this holiday, joined in the celebration. Currently Mardi Gras celebrations will go on from today until well into April. Then in the Fall, there will be another round of celebrations calling themselves Mardi Gras. Like any holiday, we have commercialized it to the point where it’s original meaning has been forgotten. Mardi Gras, coincides with Carnival celebrations in Brazil. The idea behind the holiday, in the Christian era is to have one last day of fun before the Lenten season begins. Lent is...

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