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9 Things You Never Knew About Mardi Gras

Society & Culture  (tags: Mardi Gras, celebration, culture, enjoyment, entertainment )

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There's nothing quite like Mardi Gras to underscore just how much Americans like to party, even if we forget what we're partying about. But while most people know the basics -- masks, parades, questionable fashion choices -- the real history of Mardi Gras..


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Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday March 4, 2011, 2:44 am
Noted with thanks. I'm sad about the fact that we narrowly missed being in New Orleans for Mardi Gras......hope it is on our cards for the next trip to the great U.S of A.

Carol H (229)
Friday March 4, 2011, 4:13 am
thanks Anna, very interesting post. noted

Sharon Balloch (127)
Friday March 4, 2011, 4:27 am
thanks... hate crowds.. but love to read about these things.

Gloria H (88)
Friday March 4, 2011, 9:37 am
Every year I swore I would never go to a parade. Each year I would go to a night parade, then I was hooked and out in the street every evening. The night parades are great fun- the beads look like real jewels in the light..and they are all free!
If you miss Mardi Gras, there is the St. Patrick parade in March with floats, shady ladies, strutters doing dance steps, floats with freebies of cabbage, potatoes, carrots ( all the makin's of a supply the tofu or meat) being handed out along with --beads!
A must go to place at least once in a lifetime. Help support Louisiana economy!

Toni C (508)
Friday March 4, 2011, 10:25 am
Ah, Mardi Gras... Louisiana... the food, the music, the celebrating. It's all good!

Ann L (15)
Friday March 4, 2011, 11:08 am
Thanks Anna for the interesting info.

Walter Firth (45)
Friday March 4, 2011, 1:23 pm
Noted.Interesting to watch .

bj. shaw (61)
Friday March 4, 2011, 1:31 pm
I knew most of these facts but still a interesting article.

Nancy sands (448)
Friday March 4, 2011, 2:57 pm
Great fun!

Anne P (174)
Friday March 4, 2011, 5:25 pm
I lived in New Orleans in the 1980s and still miss it! Happy Carnival to all the wonderful folks in the Crescent City.

Trish K (93)
Friday March 4, 2011, 7:45 pm
I still have my red glass beads from Mardi Gras back in the 60's. I did not know that Mobile was the first american incarnation of Mardi Gras. So much to learn, so little time.

Cathy K (0)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 3:27 am
Thanks for the info.

Robert O (12)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 10:18 am
Thanks Anna.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 9:36 pm
Noted. I just know it's fun.

Kaye S (45)
Sunday March 6, 2011, 8:17 pm
Probably because I have never been there.

linda b (186)
Sunday March 6, 2011, 11:22 pm
Looks like they all have such great fun , thanks Anna

Mary L (132)
Monday March 7, 2011, 12:03 am
Thank you Anna, I knew about Mobile and the Mistik Krewe but not about a bunch more of them. I love learning. Keep up the good work.

MmAway M (520)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 5:33 pm
Thank you Anna...tried 2 times to get to your news...will return.

Always wanted to go there, but NOT on that day with all of the FOOLS out!
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