Mardi Gras Quiz by OnTopic

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Mardi Gras is a French word meaning what?
Mardi Gras Quiz by OnTopic

Mardi is the French word for "Tuesday" and Gras means "fat." In France, the day before Ash Wednesday came to be known as Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday."

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A traditional sweet consumed during Mardi Gras is called King Cake. What item is hidden in its centre?

It is thought that the tiny figurine represents Baby Jesus and that those who receive cake pieces containing the figurine are considered to be blessed.

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What are the 3 traditional colors of Mardi Gras?
Purple represents Justice. Green represents Faith. Gold represents Power.

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What is the religious name for Mardis Gras?

The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "absolve." Pancakes are often consumed on Shrove Tuesday, because the event was a practical way of using up rich and perishable foods, such as eggs and milk, before the start of Lent's 40-day fasting season.

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What colorful items are thrown during Mardis Gras?
Strings of beads are the most common items thrown into the air during Mardi Gras. Other common throws include doubloons, cups, toys and homemade trinkets.
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