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    According to historians this celebration is dated back thousands of years ago to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility. Also including the raucous Roman festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia and when Christianity moved in to that area When Christianity arrived in Rome religious leaders decided to merge these popular local traditions into the new faith an easier task than abolishing them altogether. As a result the excess and debauchery of the Mardi Gras season became a prelude to Lent the 40 days of penance between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.Along with Christianity Mardi Gras spread from Rome to other European countries including France, Germany, Spain and England. Yet Louisiana is the only state where Mardi Gras is a legal holiday in America and a long time ago Mardi Gras was the day before fasting. So since they could only eat fish and nothing more for a week they binged eat meat, eggs, milk, and cheese. That’s why it's called Fat Tuesday and today people would as much junk food as possible and party for most of the…

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    Name__Josie Sembrot_________________________________________ Mission Carnival Wrap-up and Evaluation Answer the following questions in complete sentences and in paragraph format. Answers require thought and, therefore, most questions’ answers will be about a paragraph (5-7 sentences) in length. Please type neatly and edit before you print. (15 points). TURN IN TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM BY THE DUE DATE. Why did we have the Mission Carnival? Why right before Lent and on Mardi Gras? We have…

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    New Orleans, known for their wild Mardi Gras celebration, experienced a tragedy as multiple shootings left three people dead and several other people injured. Police are investigating at least three separate shootings. Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is one of the most popular times to visit New Orleans. This is often a recipe for disaster as many parties and celebrations become out of control. On the night of Tuesday, February 13, 2018, three separate shootings took place in New Orleans.…

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    see’s that the Gay community in New Orleans is larger than he thought, even extending to the military, he decides to work with them. The gay community in New Orleans has a rich history. It hosts the oldest gay bar in America Cafe Lafitte in Exile, opened in 1953. Before that, the original owners owned Lafitte Blacksmith Shop. Which was another gay bar opened 1936, before losing their lease. (A Rich Gay Heritage).…

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    Mardi Gras Research Paper

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    All around Louisiana, the people celebrate Mardi Gras in early spring. Urban cities such as New Orleans and Baton Rouge utilize fancy bright lighted parades, celebrity kings and queens, and shiny beads to celebrate the festivities. Growing up in south Louisiana, I attended many of these parades in the Big Easy. My grandparents would tell stories of rural Mardi Gras and the Cajun culture. After hearing their stories, I decided to attend the Courir de Mardi Gras. The Courir de Mardi Gras is a…

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    of New Orleans plays a major role in my identity, because the way the media display the city. Despite the fact that there are positive and negative portrayals depicted, it still affects my status and first impressions from others. With my dad being in the army I have lived in several states. I moved to Maryland, when I was in the fourth grade. On the first day of school we introduce ourselves,…

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    drinking beer made from different places. This famous culture and tradition of wide variety of food is no longer appreciated during festivals like mardi gras due to alcohol. McDonalds and Subways are the options for people are getting freakishly drunk. Even though Louisiana has so many places where one can get such beautiful and delicious food. The significance of these food culture that brings out the unity and a moment of happiness to share within families is forgotten. Inspite of following…

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    “The “Queen of the South,” New Orleans is a city whose prosperity can be directly attributed to the Mississippi River. As a gateway to America, it has thrived as a shipping and commercial center, contributing to the industrialization of the United States from its early days to the present,” (“New Orleans” 230). New Orleans is located in the southern region of the United States, and it borders the states of MIssissippi, Texas, and Arkansas. New Orleans has many geographical features that are…

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    For this forum I will select my city law enforcement agency which is the New Orleans Police Department or better known as the N.O.P.D.. The history of the N.O.P.D. Dates back all the way to the 1790 's and even though during that time the agency had a different name (Guard Deville or City Watch) it was created by the Spanish Colonial Governor Baron de Carondelet due to the high crime level, and to help the military fight against crime (Sinclair). The N.O.P.D. Started very small by 1817 it only…

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    New Orleans Attraction New Orleans is a unique city, quite possibly the most unique in all the US. New Orleans is a very beautiful place. It has a lot of historical places to visit and learn about. When someone comes to New Orleans for vacation, they should go to the Bourbon Street, New Orleans cemeteries, and Voodoo Museum. First, no trip to the New Orleans is complete without a stop at Bourbon Street. This street is located right in the heart of the French…

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