Quiz: How Well Do You Know the History & Traditions of Mardi Gras?

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Merry Mardi Gras!

If you think you know a lot about the history and tradition of Mardi Gras, take this quiz to test your knowledge!

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Mardi Gras 2019 is just around the corner. In some places, it's a statewide holiday, but it's not only about rich, fatty, junk food and boozing it up—there's a real history behind it that dates back hundreds of years, and it's rooted more in the Christian tradition that you would think! To show your love for the spectacle and fun of the holiday, show what you know by taking this fun, but challenging quiz on the before during and after of Mardi Gras!

The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, through Rome and Venice to France where the traditional revelry of "Boeuf Gras," or fatted calf, continued to the United States where it celebrated mostly in the Southern states today! If you love the festivity of Mardi Gras and you head to New Orleans to celebrate and watch the parade each year, get in the spirit before you go and test yourself here. There's another bonus—you can keep your shirt on the whole time!

By playing a Women.com quiz, you will not only enjoy yourself, but you'll work your mind out too! You may even be exposing it to new things and while you probably know all the answers here—we believe you're a trivia whiz, after all—there is a chance you may learn something you DIDN'T know in high school. Everyone can use a little extra knowledge, don't you think? We sure do! We believe in you, and we have no doubt you'll ace these fun but challenging trivia questions! Good luck!

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