What is the Purpose of Mardi Gras?

Of course the purpose of Mardi Gras is the forget all of our good sense and blame it on the alcohol. But it is a celebration prior to the fasting season Lent. Lent in Christian tradition is a period from the christian year to Easter. Mardi Gras literally meaning ‘Fat Tuesday’ is celebrated in many cities including New Orleans Louisiana, Mobile Alabama, Rio de Janeiro Brazil,Sydney Australia.