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PR Log - Mardi Gras Party Invitations Celebrations and Mardi Gras

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                   Mardi Gras Party Invitations Celebrations and Mardi Gras Invitations

       By Sarah Porter
       Dated: Oct 28, 2008

       Regardless of which story you believe, you'll also need to make sure that you know when to hold your
       Mardi Gras party invitations. That can be a challenge because the date doesn't stay the same. You see, the
       event has to be exactly 47 days Sunday

       Mardi Gras Party Invitations Celebrations and Mardi Gras Invitations

        Mardi Gras is definitely one of the most impressive festivals in the United States but that does not mean
       there's nothing else like it. Most people know that some of the celebrations in Rio and other parts of the
       world are amazing but they do not know similar parties have been held throughout history in other parts of
       the world, such as Lupercalia. The event which honors the Roman deity known as Lupercus had a
       circus-like atmosphere full of fun and excitement. Of course, the http://
       www.invitations-shoppe.com/mardi-gras-party-invitations-cards-5-1.htm Mardi Gras Party Invitations may
       not have any connection to the February festival of today.

        Of course, even though history may not have lined up an exact connection between the http://
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       the pagan celebrations, there are reasons to believe in such a convergence. In ancient Rome, Christianity
       eventually took hold. What happened frequently was that new Christian festivals and holiday became
       intermixed with the traditions of ancient pagan festivals, such as Lupcalia. Like Easter, many of the
       traditions between this festival and Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) were combined. As a result, the celebration
       became a time for indulgence and merriment. You could wear Mardi Gras masks to hide your identity while
       you experimented and indulged yourself with love, food, alcohol, and more. If you've ever been to one of
       those Mardi Gras costume events, you probably won't have to stretch your imagination too much to see the
       reality.

        While ancient Rome's celebrations were some of the most well-known, other countries had them as well.
       For example, the Fasching festival was once held in Germany annually. The festivities started on the 12th
       night and continued on until what was known as Shrove Tuesday. England had their own Mardi Gras
       festivals through at least the 19th century but these started out as so-called renewal festivals. The
       symbolism was related to fertility and included games and other activities. By the end of these celebrations,
       villages would be fighting and people would be feasting on pancakes and alcohol.

        The question remains though: how did Mardi Gras end up in the United States? One answer to that
       question is that the celebration arrived in the country in around 1699 thanks to an explorer from France
       known as Sieur d'Iberville. Because Mardi Gras had been a huge holiday in Paris since the Middle Ages, it
       seems natural that the explorer would have wanted to enjoy the same festivities when he set up camp about
       60 miles south of what is now new Orleans. In fact, when he settled along the river in Louisiana, he settled
       on the same day as the Mardi Gras events back in his home. As a result, he decided to call the place Point
       du Mardi Gras. Of course, knowing this won't help you send out http://
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       but it might come in handy in a trivia contest.

        Another way to answer that question is that Mardi Gras actually arrived in North American much later.
       The story is that some students who had gone to Paris and returned decided they were going to put on their
       costumes and dance through the streets just as they would have done in the City of Lights for Fat Tuesday.


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 Regardless of which story you believe, you'll also need to make sure that you know when to hold your
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event has to be exactly 47 days from the Sunday set aside for Easter. As a result, the events can take place
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