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Fat Tuesday 2021

Hear ye!  Hear ye! Today is the culmination of the Mardi Gras season.... FAT TUESDAY!!

 

It should be noted that Louisiana is the only state in the U.S. where Mardi Gras is a legal…

Mardi Gras Time Machine

 

The first formal parade on Mardi Gras day was held in 1838 when a newspaper report on that Ash Wednesday told of a procession of masqued figures through the public streets...with every variety of costumes...from Harlequin to the…

The Legendary Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans

 

One of the most unique aspects of Mardi Gras in New Orleans is the existence of the Mardi Gras Indians.  From the neworleans.com site: “Mardi Gras is full of secrets, and the Mardi Gras Indians are as much…