Mardi-Gras in France – le Carnaval | My Frenglish Thoughts

The word “carnival” derives from the Latin “carnelevare” meaning “to take out the meat”. Indeed, meat was banished from the table during the whole period of Lent, as was sugar, ingredients containing fat, eggs and dairy products.

English: a carnival float from Marseille carni...

English: a carnival float from Marseille carnival in 2009 featuring a happy sun and a not so happy moon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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