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The journey begins: Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent

On Fat Tuesday, Carnival Season concludes in New Orleans with Mardi Gras parades. The word, "carnival" comes from the Latin "carne vale" which means "farewell to meat" or "farewell to flesh."
On Fat Tuesday, Carnival Season concludes in New Orleans with Mardi Gras parades. The word, "carnival" comes from the Latin "carne vale" which means "farewell to meat" or "farewell to flesh."
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