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Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras marks the end of the Carnival season, a period that starts at Epiphany on January 6 and ends on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras, literally “fat Tuesday” in French, is a day for feasting in preparation … Continue reading

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Ray Bradbury’s childhood encounter with a carnival magician named Mr. Electrico who commanded him to “Live forever!” was perhaps the peak experience in a fascination with carnivals and magicians that he had held for some time. In addition to that … Continue reading

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