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Though Mardi Gras celebrations in the New Orleans area were documented as early as 1699, a group called the Mystik Krewe of Comus staged the first Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans in 1857.

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Mardi Gras also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to events of the .... In 1723, the capital of Louisiana was moved to New Orleans, founded in 1718. The first Mardi Gras parade held in New Orleans is recorded to have ...

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Find out more about the history of Mardi Gras, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

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Feb 12, 2013 ... As Mardi Gras bacchanalia break out in New Orleans and elsewhere, get the facts about this raucous affair.

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Feb 16, 2010 ... Despite the holiday's rich history in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mayor Sam Jones of Mobile, Alabama, says the first Mardi Gras celebration in this ...

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Mardi Gras History. The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French ...

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Mar 4, 2014 ... These six men created the first krewe, the Mistick Krewe of Comu and planned New Orleans' first Mardi Gras parade. After the war, around ...

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Mar 2, 2014 ... This year's Mardi Gras, a festival marked by an endless cyclone of feathers, costumes, beads and booze that whips through city streets all over ...

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Dec 2, 2008 ... In fact, the founding fathers of modern Mardi Gras traditions did not see it as a ... Neither New Orleans nor Mobile started Mardi Gras, of course.

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Jan 10, 2005 ... In Christianity, Mardi Gras (French for "Fat Tuesday" and also known as Carnival and Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the beginning of ...