What St. Louis knows as Mardi Gras is called Carnaval in some countries and Fasching in others. By any name, Carnival allows people to live life a little more fully, at least until Ash Wednesday. Juneteenth, the holiday in honor of the Emancipation Proclamation, follows the same principles of celebration, but with a less rigid end date; it always takes place in June, but what day exactly varies... More >>>