I LOVE Color ... and boy, did my eyes have a feast with these photos from Mardi Gras and Carnival celebrations from around the world. Of course, I knew about New Orleans and Rio but didn't realize that so many other cities/ countries had major events including Venice, Madrid and cities in Colombia.
In case you didn't know, Mardi Gras and Carnival celebrations actually begin after the Epiphany (or King's Day) and culminate on the day before Ash Wednesday.
Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, and refers to the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the Lenten season begins.
This year Fat Tuesday is tomorrow 3/4/14 and Ash Wednesday 3/5/14. The photos are from last year's celebrations on 2/12/13.
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