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Mardi Gras

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌmɑː.diˈɡrɑː/ us    /ˌmɑːr-/
the day before the beginning of Lent, celebrated in some countries with a lot of music, colourful costumes, and dancing in the streets Religious festivalsCelebrations, parties and special occasions
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