Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. It refer to events of the Carnival celebrations,
ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also called as Shrove Tuesday, Pancake's Day,
Mardi Gras draws millions of fun-seekers to New Orleans every year. In New Orleans, they celebrate
on a grand scale, with masked balls and colorful parades.
Carnival is an important celebration in most of Europe, except in Ireland and the United Kingdom
where the festival is called "shrovetide" ending on Shrove Tuesday, and pancake's are
French royals, feather-covered showgirls, Energizer bunnies, painted clowns, masked lions
are found them all in the streets of New Orleans at Mardi Gras.
Venice is home to one of the most famous Carnival celebrations in the world. The Carnival of
Venice was first recorded in 1268. In Sweden the celebration is called Fettisdagen.
In Spain it's called 'Carnaval'. In Slovenia it is called Kurentovanje. The celebration of Mardi
Gras in Germany is called Karneval, Fastnacht, or Fasching. Fastnacht means "Eve of the
Beginning of the Fast".