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NEW OREANS, LA - FEBRUARY 12:  A float in the Rex parade turns on to Canal Street to large crowds with out outstretched arms on Mardi Gras Day.  Fat Tuesday, the traditional celebration on the day before Ash Wednesday and the begining of Lent, is marked in New Orleans with parades and marches through many neighborhoods in the city. (Photo by Rusty Costanza/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 161338988

Mardi Gras: the Fun and the Facts

By Michael Abler, Staff Writer During the week of Feb. 12, it’ll be that time of year again for great celebration. That’s right, it’ll be the famed event know as Mardi Gras. Also known as ‘Fat Tuesday’ in French, Mardi…

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Celebrating Mardi Gras in the DC Area

Connor Smith, Staff Writer Considering the snow outside, it seems easier to go into hibernation until April. If you are willing to brave the cold, tonight is Mardi Gras, a wonderful celebration of life with several wonderful means to celebrate…