Global Mardi Gras from 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mardi Gras (Slideshow)

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mardi Gras (Slideshow)

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Global Mardi Gras

The U.S. doesn’t get to have all of the fun! This annual party is predominantly also celebrated in Europe, South America and India, with a few variations. In India they have the Goa Carnival, a self-proclaimed “feast-drinking-merrymaking orgy” prior to Lent. In France, The Carnevale di Nice runs as a weeklong celebration of debauchery. Meanwhile in Brazil, a four-day festival filled with samba music ends with the crowning of a Fat Tuesday King.