Mardi Gras 2017

Mardi Gras (pronounced “Mardee Grah”) is a festival celebrated around the world. It’s also commonly known as “Fat Tuesday” or “Carnival” – a day of feasting and merriment – before the fasting of the Lenten season begins. In the southern United States, we celebrate the festival with a Mardi Gras parade, which includes colorful floats decorated in green, gold, and royal purple, and catching brightly colored beads.

Every year, we celebrate Mardi Gras with a student-organized parade based on a theme. This year’s theme, America the Beautiful, represented the 50 states and the vast geography of our amazing country. Students chose their own states and worked with their parents to create floats, exploring their selected state’s geography, state symbols, and local economy.  Students also made presentations to their classes to share their learning.