Dear Families and Friends,
As you know, we enjoy learning about a variety of festivals celebrated within the fantastically diverse range of cultures we have represented within our international student body.
As we reach the end of February the excitement of Carnival is upon us! Also known as Mardi Gras, this week of festivities start on Tuesday 1 March.
Mardi Gras (literally translated as Fat Tuesday in French) is celebrated by using up all of the fat and sweet things from the larder before the 40 days of Lent begin. This means many tasty treats are traditionally eaten and is why in some countries Mardi Gras is also known as Pancake Day!
As with many religious festivals, Mardi Gras or Carnival (from the Latin to remove meat) has become a tradition celebrated by everyone.
We hope many of you will be able to experience the colorful parades, spectacular costumes and special events that will take place during this first week of March here in Barcelona.