The world is gearing up for the festivities of Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday in French. This celebration takes place on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and is celebrated by millions of people all over the globe. Often referred to as Carnival, Mardi Gras signifies a single day, while Carnival encompasses an entire season that commences a period of feasting starting on January 6, also known as Feast of the Epiphany.
During the Carnival season, many places host weeks-long extravaganzas complete with parades featuring colorful floats, people in costumes, and other events. Cities in the southern United States, such as New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama, participate in the celebration. In Rome, Mardi Gras was incorporated with Christian holidays when Christianity became the dominant religion. This practice started before Lent and gained popularity as Christianity spread to other European countries like France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
As Mardi Gras spread across the globe, it made its presence felt in Austria, Brazil