Traditionally, this is the practice of the last night of eating fatty and decadent food before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which starts on Ash Wednesday. We spent almost a week in New Orleans, and as you can see in the photos we had a blast! Our biggest discovery about the celebrations?
But Mardi Gras is more in New Orleans. No one does Carnival like the Crescent City. Beginning on Twelfth Night, Jan.
It is less than a month before Mardi Gras which starts on February 16 this year so it is time to start making your plans for New Orleans. I asked my friend Dave who used to live in New Orleans while he worked for the New Orleans Hornets what people should know before they go to Mardi Gras and he sent me this list:. Stay out of the French Quarter.
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Mardi Gras is a celebration that brings to mind images of lavish parades, gaudy beads, king cakes, and for some, bare chests. The history of Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans goes back to the early s, and the numerous and long-standing traditions are sacred to locals. While some people think the time-honored "Throw me something, mister!
Let me just say that the media at home paints Mardi Gras as solely being about boobs, beads, and alcohol. And while you can get your fill of all that easily enough, there is definitely more about Mardi Gras than I expected. Very family friendly
To the delight of thousands watching, the larger-than-life party parade packed streets as revellers in outrageous feathered costumes and heavily painted faces weaved their way through the French Quarter. Mardi Gras had a chilly start on "Fat Tuesday", which marked the final day of the season. The iconic parade put on an eye-catching show as some revellers dressed up as "blind referees" poking fun at the NFL.
Question: A friend of mine was at a parade on Canal Street and told me that his girlfriend got a coconut. Apparently, she had to bare her breasts to get one. Can you tell me the story behind that? Answer: She didn't have to bare her breasts.
Facebook Twitter Email. That's pretty much what artist Cree McCree expected. But that was before the Crescent City transplant actually experienced it, in true New Orleans style.