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: Imagine a gathering of thousands of people bedecked in masks and sparkling clothes. Some people are dressed up like kings and queens, and some look like funny clowns. Parades pass along the street every hour, and gifts are tossed to the crowds. Doesn't this sound like a scene straight from a fairy tale? However, this party is no fable. This is Mardi Gras, and it's all about having fun. With its tradition of costumes and gift-giving, it is like Halloween and Christmas rolled into one. Readers will learn the party's rich history of parades, gigantic floats, masquerade balls, and the reason why it is also called 'Fat Tuesday.'