Mardi Gras 2015: Should Christians Celebrate?
To all of my Mardi Gras celebrating Christian readers... Can you tell me in the comment section below, W H Y you celebrate this holiday? Mardi Gras (also called “Carnival” in many countries) is a time of unrestrained merrymaking, in which participants passionately indulge every fleshly desire.
Celebrated predominantly in Roman Catholic communities in Europe and Latin America, pre-Lenten carnivals are spreading in the U.S. Some of the most famous celebrations occur in New Orleans, Louisiana; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Nice, France; and Cologne, Germany.
I'm not here trying to judge nor criticize or condemn anyone, but I was taught in the old school long ago that this holiday is something that Christians should have no part in. I just want to know, W H Y do Christians celebrate Mardi Gras?