The purpose of
is to partake of food, drink and fun before the beginning of fasting for the Catholic holiday Lent.
Mardi Gras also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to
events of the ... Carnaval de Barranquilla is Colombia's Mardi Gras celebration.
By the 1730s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly in New Orleans, but not with the
parades we know today. In the early 1740s, Louisiana's governor, the Marquis ...
Find out more about the history of Mardi Gras, including videos, interesting
articles, ... Also known as Carnival, it is celebrated in many countries around the ...
Feb 12, 2013 ... Though Mardi Gras technically refers only to Fat Tuesday, the Mardi Gras season
actually begins on Epiphany, a Christian holiday celebrated ...
The Krewe of Comus wanted something grander to celebrate Mardi Gras, so they
formed a secret society in keeping with their Masonic origins. They issued ...
Mar 2, 2014 ... Since its early days in New Orleans, Mardi Gras has grown to colossal ...
Eventually, the celebration spread from Rome across Europe to the ...
Mardi Gras Season in New Orleans A Local Legacy Do you celebrate Fat
Tuesday? If you live in New Orleans, Louisiana, or any place else along the coast
The celebration of Mardi Gras came to North America from Paris, where it had
been celebrated since the Middle Ages. In 1699, French explorer Iberville and his
The history of a Mardi Gras celebration existed many years before Europeans
came to the New World. Some time in the Second Century, during mid-February ...