Related popular practices are associated with Shrovetide celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. In countries such as England, Mardi Gras is also known as Shrove Tuesday, which is derived from the word shrive, meaning "confess."
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Gulf Shores, Alabama – Emergency crews have responded to an incident at the Mardi Gras parade in Gulf Shores. According to WKRG, the CBS affiliate in Mobile, a driver crashed into a crowd of people before the start of the parade.Reports are that a car crashed into a high school band and the parade has now been cancelled.
Specifics are still being determined, but there appear to be multiple injuries, according to WKRG.
Portions of Highway 59 and surrounding roads are closed at this time.