Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras

Tartans enjoying king cake on Mardi Gras day

Tartans enjoying king cake on Mardi Gras day

Photo by Negging Khaledan

Tartans enjoying king cake on Mardi Gras day

Photo by Negging Khaledan

Photo by Negging Khaledan

Tartans enjoying king cake on Mardi Gras day

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Mardi Gras is a celebration of the day before Lent begins and was a fun day at Holy Cross.

Junior Chris Egan explained that it’s “Fat Tuesday” because in French mardi means Tuesday and gras is big. It is a celebration where people eat food that is being given up for Lent. It is counted as the last hurrah before the forty days of fasting and giving up something. The celebration is very popular and celebrated in New Orleans where it started originally.

At AHC we celebrated Mardi Gras by enjoying king cake, which has the colors of Mardi Gras of purple, green, and gold.

Egan explained, “There is also a baby Jesus hidden in the cake and someone wins if they get the piece with the figurine.”

Holy Cross celebrated Mardi Gras because its fun and the community likes to learn and be a part of different cultures and their traditions and holidays.

Some of the things that happened on Mardi Gras were described by sophomore Ella Ohaion, “We had a tag day during Mardi Gras and some people dressed with the colors of the celebration which were green, purple, and gold.”

As the students enjoyed having Mardi Gras during the school day and especially celebrating when the king cake was brought out.

Ohaion commented on the king cake, “It tasted good, the baby was hidden inside and hard to find.”