A colourful and informative resource about the Mardi Gras which takes place in many countries around the world prior to the start of Lent. This year Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day) falls on February 9th.
The PowerPoint includes
- the meaning of Mardi Gras
- why it has evolved
- the different ways countries celebrate Mardi Gras
The PowerPoint contains 57 slides and hyperlinks to the Rio Carnival, the New Orleans Carnival, the Nice Carnival, the Belgium Carnival, the Venice Carnival and the Quebec Carnival.
There is also a link to Paul Simon's 'Take me to the Mardi Gras' on slide 1 which could be used before the start of the presentation.
It may even inspire you to hold your own Mardi Gras event in school!