Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is a Catholic Christian celebration. Around the world, Mardi Gras is also called "carnival," meaning "farewell to the flesh" in French. It kicks off in mid January. In New Orleans, the Mardi Gras celebration fills the city with costumes, parades and feasting in preparation for the solemnity and fasting of Ash Wednesday and Lent.
Krewes, Mardi Gras parade troupes, spend months making masks and costumes in preparation for the festival. Party-goers, looking to dress up for Mardi Gras? Here are free printable Mardi Gras masks to accent any ensemble. Teachers, homeschool families and parents, why not teach kids about the holiday by having kids make these mask crafts? Celebrate a Mardi Gras themed party for weddings, showers, birthdays, Girls' Night Out, church festivals and more! Read more