EL Civics for ESL Students

Mardi Gras Lesson, Page 2

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Purple, Green, Gold Mardi Gras Bead Necklaces

What colors represent Mardi Gras?

  • Purple, green, and gold represent of Mardi Gras.

  • Purple stands for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.


Mardi Gras Float with People Throwing Beads

How do people celebrate Mardi Gras?

  • They wear costumes, attend parties, and watch parades.

  • The people on this float are wearing costumes and throwing beads and trinkets to the crowd.


Woman Wearing Mardi Gras Costume with Feathers

What kinds of costumes are popular on Mardi Gras?

  • Colorful, elaborate costumes are popular on Mardi Gras, especially in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Rio de Janeiro has the longest Carnival celebration in the world.

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