Mardi Gras is approaching on Tuesday, March 5th. Literally, “Fat Tuesday”, Mardi Gras’s name refers to the tradition of gross overeating of rich foods before the fasting of Lent begins.
Celebrations around the world host huge parades full of elaborate floats. Some are enchanting and beautiful while others are funny and humorous. Krewes work on the floats all year-round and thousands of dollars are poured into them. Many groups even hide their creations away in secret locations.