Today we learned about Mardi Gras in our Committee Group. Mardi Gras (meaning ‘Fat Tuesday’), or Shrove Tuesday, is an annual celebration in France. It is also called ‘le carnaval’. People line the streets in carnival costumes and there are colourful parades, music and dance. The traditional colours of Mardi Gras are purple, gold and green.
Children take part in Mardi Gras by wearing fancy dress and masks in bright colours. We made our own Mardi Gras masks today, we think they look fantastic!
Next time we will be learning about April Fool’s Day and Easter in France.