Here are the photos from the F Block Mardi Gras event on Tuesday 1st March in Griffin House dining room. Several IB linguists made pancakes for the students.
Have you ever heard of the Mardi Gras festival? Mardi Gras is French for ‘Mardi’ (Tuesday) + ‘gras’ (Fat) and is sometimes called ‘Fat Tuesday’. Every year, it falls on the day before the start of Lent, and is preceded by a grand carnival, when people start to give up on something.
Mardi Gras festivals are held in the southern United States, many Caribbean countries and elsewhere, but the most famous is in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, which was originally a French territory. Like the Rio Carnival, it is one of the major carnivals in the world. In New Orleans, the streets are festive with parades, masked processions and parties every day for two weeks leading up to ‘Fat Tuesday’.