Tag Archives: Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras and Masquerade Ideas for Your Classroom

Mardi Gras is just around the corner and if you study different holidays or the settlement of the United States, it’s the perfect reason to have a mini Mardi Gras celebration. You may also have a Mardi Gras celebration if you’ve been teaching your students French. (Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday in English.) Discuss the […]

Mardi Gras – New Orleans style

        Mardi Gras is officially the period before Lent, but these days, everyone celebrates it, especially in New Orleans. The official Mardi Gras colors were chosen in 1872: Purple (representing justice), Green (representing faith) and Gold (representing power). It’s most common to see these colors used in parades, Venetian style masks, costumes, and beads. Other […]