About Mardi Gras

It is little known that Mardi Gras actually started in Mobile, Alabama in 1703.  Mardi Gras is still celebrated in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. It is a huge festival that lasts from after Christmas all the way until the day before Lent.  Many people celebrate with balls and parades.  For the balls, women wear elaborate gowns and beautiful masks and the men wear tuxedos and masks.  For the parades, krewes get together and decorate floats and throw out beads, candy, moonpies, stuffed animals, and more.  It is the last big party before you have to give up something for Lent.  Many people come from all over the world to celebrate Mardi Gras and the long standing traditions that go along with it.  This year, you should plan to come and laissez le bon temps rouler or let the good times roll.

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