Mardi GrasMar·di Gras
- Shrove Tuesday, the last day before Lent: it is a day of merrymaking and carnival, as in New Orleans, often marking the climax of a carnival period
- carnival (sense )
Origin of Mardi GrasFr, literally , fat Tuesday
- a. Shrove Tuesday, celebrated as a holiday in many places with carnivals, masquerade balls, and parades of costumed merrymakers.b. A carnival period coming to a climax on this day.
- An occasion of great festivity and merrymaking.
Origin of Mardi GrasFrench mardi Tuesday gras fat (from the feasting on Mardi Gras before Lenten fasting)
- Alternative form of Mardi Gras.