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Mardi Gras

February 25, 2009
By HaleyCrider BRONZE, Charlestown, Indiana
HaleyCrider BRONZE, Charlestown, Indiana
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Mardi Gras is a big celebration that takes place in New Orleans. Mardi Gras first took place in New Orleans in 1830 but the tradition actually started in the 1920's.
People give out a lot of beads and wear a lot of beads at this celebration. The tradition of the beads first started when woman in the streets would flash men to earn the beads.
Mardi Gras is a very colorful celebration but it really only has three meain colors. Those colors consist of purple, green, and gold. Purple stands for justice, green is faith, and gold is power.

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We are doing a multi-theme writing project and are looking for some nice feedback. If anyone has gone to Mardi Gras and would like to share their expirience, please do so.

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