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The name, Masopust, has a rather peculiar meaning. It is made of two key words maso, which means meat, and pust, which means fasting, and both are significant to the meaning. Put them together and you have “meat fasting.” Masopust actually has a word for itself and that is carnival. It gets better. Now, with all that said, you could easily make up a statement about the name: meat fasting carnival. Think really hard. What holiday can you think of that is a meat fasting carnival? How about Mardi Gras? It’s true. The name, Masopust, is actually a Czech holiday for Mardi Gras. That’s pretty cool.