What American city is famous for its celebration of Mardi Gras?

Answer Although its origins can be traced to medieval Europe, Mardi Gras in its current incarnation was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. The first celebration was in 1703, although it wasn't until 1875 tha... Read More »

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What Is a Mardi Gras Theme?

A Mardi Gras theme can be applied to any type of celebration. This themed event would imitate the Mardi Gras celebrations that occur on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of Le... Read More »

What is the meaning of mardi gras beads?

While Mardi Gras traditions in New Orleans are varied, one common factor is that Mardi Gras celebrations always seem to include beads of every shape, size and color. The history behind these beads ... Read More »

What is the significance of mardi gras beads?

Bead necklaces are a central aspect of the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, as well as in other lesser-known celebrations in the United States. The beads are tossed to revelers who wear the b... Read More »

What do Mardi Gras beads represent?

Mardi Gras beads are the festival's most popular trinkets, and are thrown during the many parades. The beads are frequently long necklaces in the traditional colors of Mardi Gras--purple (justice),... Read More »