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The meaning of Mardi Gras

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Quickly following Christmas, it is now Carnival. I am going to make an assumption that most understand I am referring to the time between Twelfth Night and Ash Wednesday — not a cruise liner or location of amusement park rides. No, this season is more commonly referred to as Mardi Gras, even though Mardi Gras is actually just one day out of the year.

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