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carnival vs. Mardi Gras
[ kahr-nuh-vuhl ]
- a traveling amusement show, having sideshows, rides, etc.
- any merrymaking, revelry, or festival, as a program of sports or entertainment: a winter carnival.
- the season immediately preceding Lent, often observed with merrymaking; Shrovetide.
[ mahr-dee grah, grah ]
- the day before Lent, celebrated in some cities, as New Orleans and Paris, as a day of carnival and merrymaking; Shrove Tuesday.
- a pre-Lenten carnival period climaxing on this day.