Mardi Gras Masks

In 6th class, room 20, we created our own Mardi gras masks using paint, colours, glitter, sequins, and many different fabrics and fibres.

What is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Carnival, and even Pancake Day in Ireland and the UK, is an annual festival which will next be celebrated on 17th February in 2015. Falling just before Lent, it traditionally marks the last opportunity for fun and feasting before 40 days of “self-denial”. Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” in French.

Festivities begin at the beginning of February, leading up to Mardi Gras day, and consist of parades, dancing in the street, costumes and masked balls.

The modern Carnival tradition developed in Europe in the Middle ages, and is celebrated mainly in Roman Catholic communities in Europe and the Americas today. Some of the most famous celebrations are held in Nice (France), Cologne (Germany), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and New Orleans (USA)

When is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras was celebrated on 4th March 2014.

Hope you like our Masks!