Mardi Gras brings to mind, for most, a wild party: one involving beads, parades, bright colors and even more colorful behavior. While Fat Tuesday can mean a welcome excuse to throw caution (and sometimes social standards) to the wind, for many the day has deep roots in ritual and religion.
Regardless of the meaning assigned, each year notorious Mardi Gras parties take place around the world, in locales such as Rio de Janeiro and Venice. Closer to home, the most famed shindig takes place in New Orleans.
Although Bourbon Street is our highest profile Mardi Gras destination now, the earliest gathering on record in the U.S. actually did not take place in its famed current location. In 1699, before the Revolutionary War began and the Declaration of Independence was signed, the foremost Fat Tuesday party took place in its first documented site. What present day city is said to have hosted the festivities?
A. Atlanta, GA.
B. Boston, MA.
C. Jackson, MS.
D. Mobile, AL.
E. Brooklyn, NY.
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A. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003); the movie swept categories such as Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director, Peter Jackson, to name a few.
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