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Mardi Gras Day

Mardi Gras

History

Yesterday was the biggest party in the world. Christian countries all over the globe celebrated Mardi Gras, a feast of food, wine and making merry before the time of Lent.

Lent

Wednesday, 9 March, 2011, 12:00am

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13 Get moving

HKYAF is seeking youth dance and music groups to perform at the annual Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras in November. If you're interested (and aged 5-25), e-mail KerryL@hkyaf.com for an application form.

Applications close on August 13.

Today Youthful notes

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

What's on in Hong Kong

Get moving

HKYAF is seeking youth dance and music groups to perform at the annual Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras in November. If you're interested (and aged 5-25), e-mail KerryL@hkyaf.com for an application form.

Applications close August 13.

Youthful notes

25 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

DRESS FOR EXCESS

The Sevens is one of Hong Kong's top tourist drawcards, and if you spend a weekend in the thick of it you realise why - it is the city's answer to the Mardi Gras.

Even the players will tell you the unique atmosphere - part carnival, part tournament - brings the best out of them on the pitch, the crowd's energy acting like a dose of sporting Viagra.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Muted party as 150th Mardi Gras reaches its climax

Celebrations amid sadness as New Orleans recovers

For 150 years they have paraded proudly through New Orleans, revelling in their rich heritage as residents of the world's most-famous party city. But as Mardi Gras season reaches its climax on Fat Tuesday, the scaled-back celebrations will be tinged with sadness because many well-loved faces are absent.

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am