Mardi Gras.Talha, Joshua M., & Xavier

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Published on February 18, 2009

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Slide 1: Mardi Gras By: Talha Chaudhry, Xavier Aguilar, and Joshua Martin Thousands Of People with outstretched hands shout to the passing floats. The beautiful floats decorated with gold leaf paper roll slowly down the street. They wear colorful costumes and masks. Plastic bead necklaces and pretend gold coins are thrown through the air. The masked float riders toss the beads to the crowd. Women, Men, and children everywhere reach to grab the beads. Singing, Shouting and music everywhere. This is what you expect to see on Mardi Gras! : Thousands Of People with outstretched hands shout to the passing floats. The beautiful floats decorated with gold leaf paper roll slowly down the street. They wear colorful costumes and masks. Plastic bead necklaces and pretend gold coins are thrown through the air. The masked float riders toss the beads to the crowd. Women, Men, and children everywhere reach to grab the beads. Singing, Shouting and music everywhere. This is what you expect to see on Mardi Gras! Introduction Slide 3: Mardi Gras stands for “Fat Tuesday” the day before “Ash Wednesday”. Ash Wednesday is the day before Lent. Lent is the 6 weeks of time before Easter. At this time Christians don’t eat meat, cheese, eggs, or butter. They only ate foods in small amounts or not at all. The days of Lent were a time of celebration and parties. Each day of Lent would be a party. One day would be better then the other day. Finally, when the last day came, They had a huge celebration known as Mardi Gras. Every year it’s date is different. This year it’s on February 24. The First Mardi Gras celebrated in the U.S. was under French rule in Mobile, Alabama. Ever since that day Mardi Gras has grown and changed a lot!!!! The Meaning Of Mardi Gras Slide 4: The carnival season begins on January 6. Each year one of the krewes in New Orleans, called the phummy phorty phellows, rides in a streetcar, holding a sign and shouting “it’s carnival time!!!” Carnival :  A popular tradition in Mardi Gras is king Cake. King Cake look like large oval doughnuts. They are decorated with purple, green, and gold icing. Most of the cakes contain a small baby doll. King Cake Slide 6: Doubloons are coins that symbolize the name and logo of the parade. They started in the early 1700, but lost it’s value in the late 1800. They were introduced and became popular in the mid 1900. The first parade to start throwing them again was Rex. Ever since that they have been worth a lot of money if you save them. Doubloons Slide 7: Mardi Gras started in the early 1500 in Europe. It was all clean and fun, until the 1700. In the 1700 it was banned from the world because people were turning it into a riot and destroying the meaning of Mardi Gras. It came back in the 1800’s because people missed it. So the government allowed it to return as long as it retained its original meaning How Mardi Gras Began Slide 8: The three colors were made in honour of the Russian Grand Duke( Alexis Romanoff). Purple represents Justice. Green represents Faith Gold represents Power They are in that order because the Grand Duke personally chose those colors. What The Colors Mean Slide 9: The costumes were some of the fanciest in the world. They wore masks to hide their faces They matched the theme of the float with their costumes. Crazy Costumes and Mysterious Masks Cite List : Cite List Hardy, Arthur Mardi Gras In New Orleans New Orleans: Arthur Hardy Enterprises, 2001 MacMillan, M. Diane Mardi Gras U.S.A.: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1997 Foran, Jill Celebrating Cultures Mardi Gras Mankato: Weigl Publishers Inc. , 2003 Communities Online Inc. “The History of Mardi Gras.” 1997 http://www.eastjeffersonparish.com/culture/MARDIGRA/HISTORY/history.htm

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