Mardi Gras on Tybee Island GA

4th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee

Posted By Charissa / February 16, 2012 / , , , , , , , / 0 Comments

Join in the fun for the 4th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee! Festivities include the Masquerade Ball, the Parade & the Mardi Gras Tybee Street Party with free live entertainment & more!

Friday February 17th – The Masquerade Ball is at Fannies on the Beach from 8pm to 11pm. The tickets are $20 in advance $25 at the door.

Saturday February 18th – Street Party 12pm – 6pm Tybrisa St. Roundabout. Parade at 2pm!

Mardi Gras Tybee

Also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. In countries such as England, Mardis Gras is also known as Shrove Tuesday, which is derived from the word shrive, meaning “confess”.

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