復活祭 その II   Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) --- 復活祭関連の楽しいお祝い: たとえば、あの有名なリオのカーニバル 

Q: Ash Wednesday
の前日、Mardi Gras(フランス語で、“Fat Tuesday” 、今年は、3月4日でした)
の日には、 人々は、Lent 復活祭 そのI  をご覧下さい)に備えて、たくさん食べるそうです。これは、事実でしょうか?
 

A 1: そういう人もいます。人によっては、野蛮になったり、飲みすぎたり、一般的にいって、変った行動をします。Fat Tuesday は、人々が、パーテーをするためのいい口実になります。
  
A 2*: Easter Sundayまでの断食が始まる日の前日にあたるMardi Grasの日、人によっては、最後のしっかり食べるパーテーを主催します。なぜならば、Lentの40日の断食の日々が、控えているからです。このイヴェントは、種まきの季節を祝う異教徒のフェステイバルにも由来しています。世界のたくさんの国々で、Mardi Grasは、祝われます。たとえば、ブラジルのRio de Janeiro 市は、この日、カーニバル**と呼ばれる大きな、そして壮観なフェステイバルを主催します また、New Orleans市の Mardi Gras***は、アメリカでは、有名なフェステイバルです


 

*  "America A to Z" , U.S. General Books, Reader's Digest, Pleasantville
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1200 130211  "We've Heard" on WCCO (CBS) & MPR    Rio Carnival        Brazil (World Atlas)  
RIO CARNAVAL 2011 BRAZILIAN BEAUTIES - YouTube
Carnival 2013: Rio street party draws 'more than 1.5m' (BBC)
Rio Carnival (Rio.com) Samba Feb. 8 - 13, 2013 | Rio Carnival (Wikipedia)
Rio Carnival 2013 kicks off with Samba parade (video, Guardian)
Rio Carnival usually happens in February when the Rio summer is at its peak.

***  1202 130211  Feb. 12, 2013 Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras        Mardi Gras at New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras 2013: Thousands Attend Parades Flaunting 330-Foot Long Super Float, Kelly Clarkson's Concert At Superdome (PHOTOS)
Mardi Gras New Orleans (MardiGrasNewOrLeans.com)  |
New Orleans Mardi Gras (wikipedia)
New Orleans Louisiana Creole Cajun Zydeco Music. Blues & Jazz of Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday NOLA Saints  (YouTube)


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Lent to Easter & Easter photo page

5242 140303  Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)    March 4, 2014  Fat Tuesday Recipes You Need To Indulge In This Year (PHOTOS)  (Huffington Post, 02/28/2014)
30 Classic Mardi Gras Recipes - Southern Living

10 Best Mardi Gras Recipes The Daily Meal
Menuism: Cajun vs. Creole: What's The Difference?
  (Huffington Post, Jay Ducote, 02/24/2012)
Rio De Janeiro Carnival's Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Party Season (PHOTOS)
  (Huffington Post, AP, 03/01/2014)
New Orleans Mardi Gras - Bing Images

Rio Carnival - Bing Images
Bourbon Street - Mardi Gras 2014 - GoPro Hero3 - YouTube

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday, French Quarter, New Orleans, 2009 - YouTube
Bacchus Parade - New Orleans - Mardi Gras 2014 HD - YouTube
Mardi Gras Festival - Enjoy 2014 Mardi Gras USA - YouTube
2014 Carnival Queen Brazil Reina del Carnaval Rio de Janeiro Leticia Brasil - YouTube
Mardi Gras - Wikipedia

New Orleans Mardi Gras - Wikipedia
Rio Carnival - Wikipedia
5064 140215  Carnival 2014 pictures: Images from South America, Europe and the Caribbean - Mardi Gras and the end of Carnival isn't until March 4, 2014. The Carnival season begins on Jan. 6, 2014. ... ;  photos from Uruguay, Germany, Bulgaria, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Parati, Sao Paulo), Columbia, Canary Islands (Spain), and Italy.  (Chicago Tribune, 02/15/2014)
 

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