Mardi Gras is a day of music, parades, picnics, floats and excitement.
Everyone is wearing purple, green, and gold, and adorned with long beads caught from the beautiful floats. You'll see a lot of crazy costumes, kids everywhere, and both locals and visitors having a great time. People sit on the ground, throw balls, play music, eat great food and watch the crowds walk by between parades. During Mardi Gras, all of the businesses and roads are practically shut down. People walk everywhere and meet new friends.
The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons.
Later, Rex would parade with an actual bull, draped in white and signaling the coming Lenten meat fast. People greet each other and wish success.
What is Mardi Gras similar to and different from Malenitsa?