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The Beginner’s Guide to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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Guide to Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, is a Carnival celebration of food; a revelry before the first day of Lent; a final hurrah before forty days of fasting and abstinence—and boy, is it a wild festival in New Orleans. 798 more words

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Las Vegas - Day One

To start off my birthday celebrations, Chris and I decided to spend a weekend in Las Vegas. Last year we stayed at the Rio… 334 more words


The Origin of Mardi Gras!

The Origin of Mardi Gras!

It is widely accepted that Mardi Gras first came to America in 1699 with the French explorer, Sieur d’ Iberville, who would be instrumental in laying the foundation for the Louisiana colony.  581 more words

Fat Tuesday/Fat Thursday/Fat Year

Pączki are traditionally eaten on the Thursday before Lent in the Polish Catholic community, or on Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday in the gluttonous community at large. They were originally created as a way to use up all the sugar, lard, eggs and fruit that were forbidden during a Lenten fast, but guess what? 249 more words


Adventure at the beach/bar!

Yesterday was my friend, Julianna’s birthday! So, my friend Emily and I went to the beach because we were invited to “Fat Tuesday”.

When we arrived, it was difficult to work the parking meter! 946 more words


Mardi Gras in New Orleans – A Traditional Celebration

Mardi Gras is a massive family holiday which occurs annually in New Orleans, and includes music, floats and parades. Normally celebrated on Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the period of Lent (a time of sacrifice), the tradition began on February 24, 1857 by the Krewe of Comus. 435 more words

Wendy Saunders

My First Mardi Gras

Have you ever been to a Mardi Gras celebration?

I lucked out in San Diego, and it would be an understatement to say that this afternoon and evening were a great spectacle of fun. 63 more words

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