The French Department at Bramcote Junior School recently celebrated the festival of Mardi Gras. Our equivalent is Shrove Tuesday, but in French it translates as “Fat Tuesday”! It is named in this way reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before Lent.
In France, to celebrate Mardi Gras, popular practices include wearing masks, dressing up, dancing and processing down the streets in ornately decorated floats. Nice, in the South of France, is famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations which can go on for days!
Our pupils designed, coloured and decorated Mardi Gras masks and these will be judged in Year groups to find the most colourful and ornate.
A very different type of celebration to the Scarborough tradition of skipping on the sea front on Shrove Tuesday.