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Friday, February 12, 2021 to Wednesday, February 17, 2021

 Carnival -Mardi Gras, the French for 'fat Tuesday', has a few names. While the English used to call it Shrove Tuesday, or, later as Pancake Day, to the Germans it is Fastnachtkuchen, or, just Fastnacht. Yet, irrespective of the name, Mardi Gras - or at least its counterparts under different names, is no newcomer in the history of humanity. Take, for instance, the Carnival. This can be regarded as the biggest Mardi Gras celebration , with the origin embedded in ancient Rome. However, around the middle of the second century traditions of the Carnival became popular as a way to feast and act wild before the somber days of Lent. This is still celebrated as a splendid festival across South America including Argentina, Brazil, Columbia & Urgugay. Mardi Gras is celebrated in may towns in the week before the start of lent.