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Published on Mar 1, 2012
Mardi Gras or "Fat Tuesday" is a celebration in some US cities, but the French Quarter of New Orleans is most popular and well known Mardi Gras. It is the last night of eating, drinking, dancing in the streets before the Christian Day of Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. During Lent, many practicing Christians commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries as a way of forgiveness. The Lent season last for six weeks leading up to Easter. Most say that well over 100,000 people attend the celebrations of Mardi Gras festivities. Many people will do anything to get the beads that they wear around their neck, that is the fun and exciting part of Mardi Gras.