Mardi Gras- Fat Tuesday

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The famous Mardi Gras season begins in New Orleans during the first week of January. Mardi Gras is known as the biggest, wildest, street party in the world. People from near and far, all over the world, come to taste the spirit of Louisiana and it’s people during this time. Louisiana is really a very unique place, with a different people, and an experience you will never forget.

 Mardi Gras is a French word that means Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras is open to all ages. It includes family fun for all, street car parades, king cake parties, the big famous parades that roll the streets through Fat Tuesday, and Mardi Gras Balls complete with the king and queen. Here at Mardi Gras you will find big beautiful beads that stream elegantly around the necks of millions of party goers. Kings and queens, music, food, parades, and fun is a taste of Mardi Gras.

Here in the south a tradition is often celebrated with the famous king cake. Tucked away in the cake is a tiny plastic baby. Whoever gets the lucky piece of cake with the baby inside gets to have the next king cake party. King cakes are ususally oval in shape and decorated with purple, green, and gold sugar. These three colors symbolize and have a meaning for Mardi Gras. Gold means power, green means faith, and purple means justice.

Pack your things and get ready for this big celebration here in Louisiana. It will surley be an experience that you will never forget.

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