ccording to historians, Mardi Gras
dates back thousands of years to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility, including the raucous Roman festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia. When Christianity arrived in Rome, religious leaders decided to incorporate these popular local traditions into the new faith, an easier task than abolishing them altogether.
It is a festival which is celebrated in Europe, and US. Festival of colors and parade or carnival.
In Christian times, the spring began to be associated with Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. The crucifixion is remembered on Good Friday and the resurrection is remembered on Easter Sunday
. The idea of the resurrection joined with the ideas of re-birth in Pagan beliefs.