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Mardi Gras — Everything That You Need to Know From Beads to King Cakes
Mardi Gras — Everything That You Need to Know From Beads to King Cakes
  Mardi Gras is my favorite time of the year! I went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans a few years ago. Twice actually. It was a lot of fun. One trip was what I call the "Parade Route" because the entire 4 days was spent going to parade after parade. The next trip to New Orleans was all about seeing the downtown festivities and oh what an experience that was. Now Texarkana has its own Mardi G
Mardi Gras: From Beads to Cakes, What You Need to Know
Mardi Gras: From Beads to Cakes, What You Need to Know
I love Mardi Gras season. In the past it signified the beginning of crawfish season but I have since discovered that I can get crawfish as early as November if I am willing to travel south. I went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans a few years ago. Twice actually. It was a lot of fun. One trip was what I call the "Parade Route" because the entire 4 days was spent going to parade after parade.
Mardi Gras Around The World [VIDEO]
Mardi Gras Around The World [VIDEO]
Did you think Mardi Gras was strictly a New Orleans thing? Think again. In Belgium Mardi Gras is the most important day of the year. Belgians celebrate the Carnival of Binche in the city of Binche, which features lots of music and dancing. Sweden celebrates Fettisdagen, translating to "Fat Tuesday." In Canada Mardi Gras is celebrated throughout the country, especially in the french-speak
Do You Know the History of Mardi Gras? [VIDEO]
Do You Know the History of Mardi Gras? [VIDEO]
Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," a reference to the binge eating a lot of Catholics do before Lent. As is often the case with holidays, the Christian roots are intertwined with earlier pagan practices. It was very common for early church fathers to integrate elements of pagan ritual in an attempt to attract potential converts. Mardi Gras itself originated in the Middle Ages and wa
Mardi Gras: From Beads to Cakes, What You Need to Know
Mardi Gras: From Beads to Cakes, What You Need to Know
I love Mardi Gras season. It used to signify the beginning of crawfish season but I have since discovered that I can get crawfish as early as November if I am willing to travel south. I went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans a few years ago. Twice actually. It was a lot of fun. One trip was what I call the "Parade Route" because the entire 4 days was spent going to parade after parade.