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Happy Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday

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Happy Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday

Happy Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday

We atΒ London School of Business and Research, UK wishes all learners a Happy Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday. Enjoy lots and lots of Pancakes and have fun

Happy Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday

Mardi Gras refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany, and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday, which is also known as Shrove Tuesday.Β Mardi GrasΒ isΒ FrenchΒ for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritualΒ Lenten sacrificesΒ andΒ fastingΒ of theΒ LentenΒ season.

Shrove TuesdayΒ (also known inΒ CommonwealthΒ countries andΒ IrelandΒ asΒ Pancake TuesdayΒ orΒ Pancake Day) is the day in February or March immediately precedingΒ Ash WednesdayΒ (the first day ofΒ Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consumingΒ pancakes. In others, especially those where it is calledΒ Mardi GrasΒ or some translation thereof, this is aΒ carnivalΒ day, and also the last day of “fat eating” or “gorging” before the fasting period of Lent

Related popular practices are associated withΒ ShrovetideΒ celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with theΒ penitentialΒ season of Lent. In countries such as theΒ United Kingdom, Mardi Gras is also known as Shrove Tuesday, which is derived from the wordΒ shrive, meaning “to administer the sacrament ofΒ confessionΒ to; to absolve”.

Mardi Gras, as a celebration of life before the more-somber occasion of Ash Wednesday, nearly always involves the use of masks and costumes by its participants. In New Orleans, for example, these often take the shape of fairies, animals, people from myths, or various Medieval costumesΒ as well as clowns and Indians (Native Americans).Β However, many costumes today are simply elaborate creations of colored feathers and capes. UnlikeΒ HalloweenΒ costumery, Mardi Gras costumes are not usually associated with such things as zombies, mummies, bats, blood, and the like, though death may be a theme in some. The Venice tradition has brought golden masks into the usual round of costumes

Happy Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday

Event Details

Date: 23 February, 2020 - 29 February, 2020
Time: -
Venue: London School of Business and Research, London Campus
Address: LSBR, Crown House, North Circular Road, Park Royal

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